Osun Defender History Corner: November 9th In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: November 9th In Focus
  • PublishedNovember 9, 2023

Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day.

November 9th, 1620

The Mayflower Compact was signed by the Pilgrims on board the Mayflower ship.

November 9th, 1780

The Battle of Fishdam Ford took place during the American Revolutionary War.

November 9th, 1848

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin became the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada.

November 9th, 1923

Beer Hall Putsch: Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party attempted a coup in Munich, Germany.

November 9th, 1935

United Airlines Flight 227 crashed near Chesterton, Indiana, killing all 4 crew members and 4 passengers.

November 9th, 1937

Japanese forces launched the Battle of Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

November 9th, 1938

Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) occurred in Nazi Germany, marking a major escalation of anti-Semitic violence.

November 9th, 1960

Robert McNamara was named the new U.S. Secretary of Defense.

November 9th, 1965

A massive power outage occurred in the northeastern United States and parts of Canada.

November 9th, 1967

The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published.

November 9th, 1967

Apollo 4, the first uncrewed test flight of the Saturn V rocket, was launched by NASA.

November 9th, 1980

Science fiction author Douglas Adams released “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

November 9th, 1983

Alfred Heineken, the Dutch brewing magnate, and his chauffeur were kidnapped in Amsterdam.

November 9th, 1985

Garry Kasparov became the youngest World Chess Champion at the age of 22.

November 9th, 1989

The East German government announced the opening of the Berlin Wall to the West.

November 9th, 1989

The fall of the Berlin Wall began as East Germany opened border crossings with West Germany.

November 9th, 1998

Capital punishment was abolished in the United Kingdom for all crimes.

November 9th, 2004

2004 – Yasser Arafat, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, died in a French military hospital.

November 9th, 2005

The Venus Express spacecraft was launched by the European Space Agency to study Venus.

November 9th, 2016

Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on November 9th. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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