What Happened on November 9

Historical Events

  • 1494 Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence
  • 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
  • 1980 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
  • 1994 The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
  • 1998 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
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Did You Know?

Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion aged 22

On November 9, 1985

Famous Weddings

  • 1887 Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York
  • 1931 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer
  • 1935 "Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1968 Former "Led Zepellin" lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson
  • 2002 Eighties pop princess Sheena Easton (43) weds Beverly Hills plastic surgeon John Minoli (44) at Las Vegas City Hall

Famous Divorces

  • 1931 Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage
  • 1968 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage
  • 2004 Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage
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