9 November 2008

November 9th

Today is my birthday, my 30th birthday! I thought I'd take a look back at November
9th throughout history and see if it's been an important date.

Historical Events
  • 1620 - Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

  • 1872 - The Great Boston Fire of 1872.

  • 1887 - The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

  • 1888 - Jack the Ripper kills Mary Jane Kelly, his last known victim.

  • 1917 - Joseph Stalin enters the provisional government of the USSR.

  • 1921 - Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect.

  • 1953 - Cambodia becomes independent from France.

  • 1967 - Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft atop the first Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, Florida.

  • 1967 - First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.

  • 1985 - Garry Kasparov 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov, also of the Soviet Union.

  • 1989 - Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall. Communist-controlled East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany. People start demolishing the Berlin Wall.

  • 1994 - The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.


Famous Birthdays
  • 1841 - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom

  • 1951 - Lou Ferrigno, American bodybuilder

  • 1959 - Tony Slattery, British actor

  • 1961 - Jill Dando, British television presenter

  • 1970 - Chris Jericho, Canadian wrestler and musician

  • 1978 - Sisqó, American singer (Dru Hill)

  • 1980 - Mandy Lynn, American Model

  • 1984 - Delta Goodrem, Australian singer

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