11/9/2020 11:04:00 AM Today In History - November 9
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1906 Theodore Roosevelt was the 1st US President to visit other countries (Puerto Rico and Panama); in 1927 the Giant Panda was discovered in China; and in 1989 East Berlin opened its borders.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1494 - Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence
1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
1862 - US General Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him
1864 - Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
1906 - Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit other countries (Puerto Rico and Panama)
1925 - Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin
1927 - Giant Panda discovered, China
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.
1980 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran
1989 - East Berlin opens its borders
1994 - The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
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.
1731 - Benjamin Banneker, Ellicott Md, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC)
1833 - Sally Louisa Tompkins, nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born Mathews City, Virginia (D. 1916)