On this Day in History, November 9

How important is November 9 to you? If you are a Scorpio, then you’re definitely screaming that it’s your birth date. Well, did you know that history was made through various events on the same day you were born?

Yes, take a look!

  • 1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt left for Panama to see the progress on the new canal.
  • 1911 – George Claude of Paris, France, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs.
  • 1918 – Spiro Agnew, the 39th Vice President of the United States, was born.
  • 1940 – Neville Chamberlain, the prime Minister of the United Kingdom, died.
  • 1963 – Approximately 450 miners were killed in a coal-dust explosion in Japan.
  • 1963 – 160 people died in a train crash in Japan.
  • 1965 – The great Northeast blackout occurred as several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures.
  • 1968 – USSR performed a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk.
  • 1970 – President of France, Charles de Gaulle, died.
  • 1972 – America performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1976 – Ten resolutions, condemning the apartheid government in South Africa, were approved by the U.N. General Assembly.
  • 1979 – Iran was called upon by the United Nations Security Council to release all American hostages “without delay.”
  • 1981 – The Internation Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion loan to India.
  • 1981 – American troops began arriving in Egypt for a three-week Rapid Deployment Force exercise.
  • 1985 – Gary Kasparov became the youngest person to win the World Chess Champion at 22 years old.
  • 1990 – Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany.
  • 1992 – Russian President, Boris Yeltsin, visited London & appealed for assistance in rescheduling his country’s debt.
  • 2004 – U.S. First Lady Laura Bush officially reopened Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House to pedestrians.
  • 2009 – 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
  • 2020 – Covid-19 cases in the United States surpassed 10 million.

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