On This Day in History for November 9 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 140 of 140

  • 1976 Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career
  • 1976 UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
  • 1977 Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
  • 1978 NASL realligns its 24 teams into 6 divisions

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1980 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1982 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time
  • 1983 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
  • 1983 Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
  • 1984 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • 1985 Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion aged 22
  • 1985 Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
  • 1986 Pakistan all out for 77 v West Indies at Lahore
  • 1989 East Berlin opens its borders
  • 1990 Tanzania government of Malecela forms
  • 1990 New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
  • 1991 Joint European Torus (JET) scientists in Culham England successfully harness nuclear fusion to produce the first large amount of controlled fusion power
  • 1992 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)
  • 1992 Prix Goncourt awarded to Patrick Chamoiseau for "Texaco"
  • 1993 Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
  • 1993 Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.
  • 1994 Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
  • 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.
  • 1998 Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.
  • 1999 TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.
  • 2003 A suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.
  • 2004 Video game Halo 2 a first person shooter first released on Xbox by Bungie Studios
  • 2005 Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.
  • 2005 The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • 2009 Joe Cada becomes the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker's main event.
  • 2012 25 people are killed and 62 injured after a train carrying liquid fuel bursts into flames in Burma
  • 2012 An Algerian C-295 military transport plane crashes near Avignon, France, killing 6 people
  • 2013 8 people are killed by a gunman in Cali, Columbia
  • 2014 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)
  • 2014 Celebrations held in Germany to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; white balloons marking a stretch of the wall symbolize its disappearance
  • 2014 Top African business leaders establish an emergency fund to help countries hit by the Ebola outbreak
  • 2014 Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption
  • 2015 Tim Wolfe, President of the University of Missouri, resigns amid protests of endemic racism on campus
  • 2015 San Diego's SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment
  • 2015 "Reclining Nude", by Italian artist Modigliani fetches 2nd highest auction price at $170.4m

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Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

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