9 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Ivan Turgenev, 1818
  • King Edward VII, 1841
  • Stanford White, 1853
  • Marie Dressler, 1869
  • Ed Wynn, 1886
  • Claude Rains, 1889
  • Robert Sargent Shriver, 1915
  • Florence Chadwick, 1918
  • Spiro Agnew, 1918
  • Dorothy Dandridge, 1922
  • Hugh Leonard, 1926
  • Carl Sagan, 1934
  • Mikhail Tal, 1936
  • Tom Weiskopf, 1942
  • Lou Ferrigno, 1952

Died On This Day:

  • Henry Cabot Lodge Sr., 1924
  • Ramsay MacDonald, 1937
  • Neville Chamberlain, 1940
  • Sigmund Romberg, 1951
  • Chaim Weizmann, 1952
  • Dylan Thomas, 1953
  • Ibn Saud Saudi Arabia, 1953
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1958
  • Charles de Gaulle, 1970
  • John Mitchell, 1988
  • Yves Montand, 1991
  • Art Carney, 2003
  • Ed Bradley, 2006

Today's Events:

  • 1620 - Pilgrims reach Cape Cod, MA and begin exploring the coast; 149 aboard - 1/3 Pilgrims.
  • 1654 - Peter Stuyvesant signs resolution to establish America's first orphanage in NY.
  • 1837 - First Jew knighted in England - Moses Montefiore.
  • 1841 - Birth of Prince of Wales to Albert and Victoria. Becomes heir to throne.
  • 1858 - First concert of the New York Symphony orchestra.
  • 1872 - Fire in Boston destroys 800 buildings over next three days at a cost of over $875 million.
  • 1888 - Fifth and last killing of Jack the Ripper in London - Welsh prostitute Mary Jane Kelly, age 25.
  • 1918 - Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates, flees to Holland. German republic proclaimed under Philip Scheidemann.
  • 1938 - Nazis begin anti-Semitic persecution of Jews on 'Crystal Night' (Kristallnacht); shops, temples burned; mob rules; 30,000 Jewish men imprisoned.
  • 1953 - Cambodia becomes independent.
  • 1964 - Comic strip 'Wizard of Id' first published.
  • 1965 - Much of Northeast including New York City blacked out; greatest power failure in history.
  • 1965 - Death penalty for murder abolished in Britain.
  • 1967 - Rolling Stone Magazine begins publication in San Francisco with John Lennon on cover.
  • 1985 - Gary Kasparov of USSR beats Anatolij Karpov; becomes youngest chess champion at 22.
  • 1989 - Berlin Wall comes down; after 28 years, East Germans permitted to travel to West Germany.
  • 1990 - World heavyweight upset as Evander Holyfield TKO's Mike Tyson in the 11th round at Las Vegas.
  • 2016 - America wakes up to surprise discovery that Donald J. Trump has been elected president.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Theodore the Recruit
  • Benignus or Benen
  • Vitonus or Vanne
  • Nectarius Kephalas

Holiday:

  • Independence Day in Cambodia

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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