On This Day in History for November 9
Events in History
- 694 Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Muslims/sentenced to slavery
- 1282 Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragon
- 1313 Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gammelsdorf
- 1330 Battle of Posada, Wallachian voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush
- 1492 Peace of Etaples between Henry VII of England and Charles VIII of France
- 1494 Piero the Unfortunate of the de' Medici family, ruler of Florence, loses his power and flees the state
- 1520 Height of the Stockholm Bloodbath - King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden executes Swedish nobles
- 1526 Jews are expelled from Pressburg (Bratislava), Hungary, by Maria of Hapsburg
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Weddings in History
- 1866 Tsarevich Alexander of Russia (later Alexander III) marries Princess Dagmar of Denmark at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg
- 1887 Anna Mary Robertson (27), later to become painter known as Grandma Moses, weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York
- 1899 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.
Divorces in History
- 1968 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage
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November in History
Wayward Prince Blamed for Royal DeathPrince Edward, born on this day, came to prefer pleasure to duty, causing tension, Queen Victoria believed, that would have fatal consequences.
November 9, 1841
How Britain Fell in Love with Lady ChatterleyAfter a sensational trial, the courts cleared the way for the controversial novel Lady Chatterley's Lover to go on sale in Britain, causing a stampede.
November 10, 1960
'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?'An illustration from Henry Morton Stanley's 1872 book "How I Found Livingstone"
November 10, 1871
The War's Over, But Don't Get Too ExcitedIt was 'the war to end all wars' that came to a weary climax on this day. But this was no time to lose your inhibitions, at least not for one famous Englishman.
November 11, 1918