On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1977 Reds' George Foster wins NL MVP
  • 1979 False alarm of a Soviet ballistic missile attack by US NORAD system after technician fails to code a test properly

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1980 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1983 Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped
  • 1983 Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center
  • 1984 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • 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 Darmstadtium, Chemical element 110, discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, Germany
  • 1998 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to NASDAQ investors to compensate for price-fixing - largest civil settlement in US 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

  • 2017 Saudi Arabia's attorney general Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb says 201 more people have been held for questioning in anti-corruption drive
  • 2017 Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in "Washington Post" report

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2018 Amid Californian forest fires US President Donald Trump accuses state forest management of "gross mismanagement", threatens to withhold funding

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Mudslide after heavy rain in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil kills 10
  • 2018 Attacker stabs three, killing one in Melbourne, Australia, with homeless man hailed as hero for using shopping trolley to stop him
  • 2018 Three car bombs explode in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing 52 people and injuring 100
  • 2019 Unprecedented 70 bush fires in New South Wales, Australia, destroys 100 homes killing three people with seven missing
  • 2019 India’s Supreme Court rules in favor of Hindus over Muslims in dispute over who has right to holy site in city of Ayodhya
  • 2019 Prominent Russian history professor Oleg Sokolov discovered with severed arms of his murder victim in his backpack when rescued from Moika River, St Petersburg
  • 2019 Kartarpur corridor opens allowing Sikh worshippers from India to access holy site of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan without a visa
  • 2020 US recorded COVID-19 cases pass 10 million, with 1 million new cases recorded in 10 days. Death toll over 237,000. [1]
  • 2020 Drugmakers BioNTech and Pfizer announce their COVID-19 vaccine to be over 90% effective in a first look at the results from their phase 3 trial involving nearly 44,000 people
  • 2020 Peru's Congress votes to impeach and oust President Martín Vizcarra on corruption charges
  • 2020 2020 becomes busiest Atlantic hurricane season ever as tropical storm Theta named record 29th storm
  • 2020 US Attorney General William Barr controversially approves federal investigations into voter fraud for the US elections

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