Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Russia's Fobos-Grunt mission to the Martian moon of Phobos runs into problems shortly after its launch, with no telemetry reported from the spacecraft. //www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45208128/
Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Beginning at about 1 a.m. UTC there is a lunar eclipse, visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, central Asia.
Coca Cola sends some of its most senior executives to Dublin to discuss a spreading student boycott of Coca Cola products. Students in University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Queens University Belfast announced their boycott amid allegations of ill-treatment of Colombian workers who bottle the company's drinks for sale in Latin America. //www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2091-887398,00.html
Tuesday, November 9, 1999
Tuesday, November 9, 1993
Thursday, November 9, 1978
Tanzania recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Wednesday, November 9, 1977
Gen. Hugo Banzer
, president of the military government of Bolivia
, announces that the constitutional democracy will be restored in 1978
instead of 1980
as previously provided.
Tuesday, November 9, 1971
A group of Amerindians, led by Richard Oakes, seizes Alcatraz Island for 19 months, inspiring a wave of renewed Indian pride and government reform.
Thursday, November 9, 1967
Wednesday, November 9, 1966
Thursday, November 9, 1961
records a world record speed in a rocket plane of 6,587 km/h flying a X-15
In Cambodia the Khmer Issarak begins to fight the French Army and the nation joins the First Indochina War but the Kingdom is established.
Tuesday, November 9, 1943
WWII: U.S serviceman Edward Leonski
is hanged at Melbourne's Pentridge Prison for the Brown-Out murders of 3 women in May.
Saturday, November 9, 1940
Thursday, November 9, 1939
Wednesday, November 9, 1938
İsmet İnönü becomes the second president of Turkey.
: In Germany, the night of broken glass begins as Nazi
activists and sympathizers loot and burn Jew
ish businesses (the all night affair sees 7,500 Jew
ish businesses destroyed, 267 synagogue
s burned, 91 Jew
s killed, and at least 25,000 Jew
ish men arrested).//www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/kristallnacht/index.asp?WT.mc_id=wiki
It Came From Within... 71 Years Since Kristallnacht
- Online exhibition from Yad Vashem, including survivor testimonies, archival footage, photos, and stories
Tuesday, November 9, 1937
Sino-Japanese War: Japanese troops take Shanghai.
Thursday, November 9, 1905
In London, England, the dead body of Mary Jane Kelly is found. She is considered to be the fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims. A number of similar murders in England follow, but the police attribute them to copy-cat killers.
Tuesday, November 9, 1875
American Indian Wars: In Washington, D.C., Indian Inspector E.C. Watkins issues a report stating that hundreds of Sioux and Cheyenne associated with Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse are hostile to the United States (the Battle of the Little Bighorn is fought in Montana the next year).
Saturday, November 9, 1872
Great Boston Fire of 1872: In Boston, Massachusetts, a large fire begins to burn on Lincoln Street (the 2-day disaster destroys about of the city, 776 buildings, much of the financial district and causes US$60 million in damage).
Saturday, November 9, 1799
Napoleon becomes First Consul.
Thursday, November 9, 1747
Rioters in Amsterdam
demand governmental reform.
Wednesday, November 9, 1729
The Treaty of Seville is signed between Great Britain, France, Spain and the Dutch Republic.
Tuesday, November 9, 1688
William of Orange captures Exeter
after the magistrates flee the city.
Thursday, November 9, 1673
King Charles II of England removes Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, from his position as Lord Chancellor.
Thursday, November 1, 1330 (Julianian calendar)
The Bulgarians under Emperor Michael III are beaten by the Serbs in the battle of Velbuzhd, Bulgaria does not lose any territory to Serbia but is powerless to stop the Serbian advance towards the predominately Bulgarian-populated Macedonia.
Thursday, November 1, 1313 (Julianian calendar)
, Chinese agronomist, government official, and inventor of wooden-based movable type printing
, publishes the "Nong Shu" (Book of Agriculture).
Friday, November 6, 694 (Julianian calendar)