Famous Events on this Day in History, November 09:694 - Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery
1282 - Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragonorth
1313 - Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gamelsdorf.
1330 - Battle of Posada, Wallachian Voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush
1492 - Peace of Etaples (Henry VII & Charles VIII)
1494 - Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence
1520 - Swedish King Christian II executes 600 nobles
1526 - Jews are expelled from Pressburg Hungary by Maria of Hapsburg
1541 - Queen Catharine Howard confined in London Tower
1569 - Catholic uprising under Northumberland & Westmoreland
1580 - Spanish troops lands in Ireland
1673 - British king Charles II fires earl of Shaftesbury
1681 - Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion
1697 - Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
1720 - Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire
1729 - Spain, France & England signs Treaty of Seville
1764 - Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
1794 - Russian troops occupy Warsaw
1799 - Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
1821 - 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Phila
1848 - Post office at Clay & Pike opens
1848 - Robert Blum, a German revolutionary, is executed in Vienna.
1851 - Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
1853 - Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of Sun
1854 - Franz Liszt's "Fest-Long," premieres
1857 - Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published
1858 - 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra
1861 - 1st documented Canadian football game (at U of Toronto)
1861 - Battle of Piketon, Ky
1862 - US Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him
1864 - 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country
1864 - Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
1865 - Conf Gen Lee surrenders to Union Gen Grant at Appomattox
1872 - Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Boston
1872 - The Great Boston Fire of 1872.
1877 - American Chemical Society chartered in NY
1885 - Opera "Ermine," premieres in London
1888 - Jack Ripper's 5th & last known victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found
1899 - Boerenaanval up Ladysmith, Natal, attack
1904 - 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
1905 - Swedish mine workers win 5 month strike for minimum wages
1906 - T Roosevelt is 1st pres to visit other countries (P Rico & Panama)
1907 - Edmonton Rugby Foot-ball Club 1st game, loses to Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club 26-5 at Edmonton Exhibition Grounds
1907 - The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
1912 - Ferenc Molnàrs "Farkas," premieres in Budapest
1913 - Storm "Freshwater Fury" sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes
1915 - Italian liner Ancona sinks by German torpedos, killing 272
1918 - Bavaria proclaims itself a republic
1918 - Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I
1918 - Republic Germany proclaimed
1921 - Partito Nazionalista Fascista, forms in Italy by Mussolini
1923 - Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow govt, 16 die/Hitler flees
1924 - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)
1925 - German NSDAP form SS
1927 - Giant Panda discovered, China
1927 - Pastor of Have begins blessing of motorcars/motors
1930 - 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama
1932 - Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500
1932 - Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
1935 - Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms
1935 - Japan invades Shanghai China
1936 - Albanian govt of Frasheri falls
1937 - Japans army conquers Shanghai
1937 - St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named NL MVP
1938 - Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner creates Sadie Hawkins Day
1938 - Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany's first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violence, begins.
1939 - "Ninotchka," with Greta Garbo premieres
1939 - Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)
1939 - Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 English agents
1940 - Germany invades Norway & Denmark in WW II
1941 - Hitler threatens bishop Clemens earl von Galen of Munster
1942 - German occupiers put Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
1942 - Transport nr 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 - Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize
1944 - Walcheren of nazi troops purged
1946 - Pres Truman ends wage/price freeze
1949 - Costa Rica adopts Constitution
1950 - Boston Brave Sam Jethroe wins NL Rookie of Year
1950 - Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
1950 - White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
1953 - Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
1953 - KTVQ TV channel 2 in Billings, MT (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
1953 - Cambodia becomes independent from France.
1955 - Michael Gazzo's "Hatful of Rain," premieres in NYC
1955 - NZ all out for 70 v Pakistan at Dacca
1955 - UN disapproves of South Africa's apartheid politics
1956 - Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA champ
1961 - PGA eliminates caucasians only rule
1961 - Paddy Chayefsky's "Gideon," premieres in NYC
1961 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m
1962 - Dutch Catharina Lodders elected Miss World
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
1963 - 2 high-speed commuter trains collided with a derailed freight
1963 - 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)
1964 - "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 perfs
1964 - Eisaku Sato becomes premier of Japan
1965 - 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis
1965 - 5:16 PM, massive power failure in New Engl, & Ontario (NY blackout)
1965 - Hurricane hits north east US/Canada
1965 - Willie Mays named NL MVP
1965 - Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
1966 - "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 perfs
1966 - Oakland Coliseum Arena opens
1967 - 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
1967 - Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 - Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
1971 - David Storey's "Changing Room," premieres in London
1971 - John List kills family & moves to Colorado
1972 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - Fire at Taiyo dept store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)
1973 - Govt De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
1973 - Ringo releases "Ringo" album
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
1980 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
1980 - Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1982 - Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP, unanimously
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 - 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B
1984 - Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 - Most shots in an Islander game-88-Isles 45, Rangers 43
1984 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
1985 - "News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 4 performances
1985 - Gary Kasparov becomes world chess champion
1985 - Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 v Australia at the Gabba
1985 - Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed
1986 - Ai-Yu Tu wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1986 - Pakistan all out for 77 v West Indies at Lahore
1988 - "Prince of Central Park" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 4 perfs
1988 - MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
1989 - East Berlin opens its borders
1990 - Tanzania govt of Malecela forms
1990 - New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
1991 - Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
1992 - Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)
1992 - Prix Goncourt awarded to Patrick Chamoiseau for "Texaco"
1993 - "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 14 performances
1993 - Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
1993 - Stari most, the "old bridge" in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.
1994 - Chandrika Kumaratunga chosen 1st female president of Sri Lanka
1994 - The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
1995 - "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
1997 - "Cherry Orchard," closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
1997 - "Scarlet Pimpernel," opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
1997 - Energizer Senior Golf Tour Championship
1997 - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup
1997 - Toray Japan Queens Cup
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.