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Today In History - November 9

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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:

Historical Events

  • 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.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
  • 1886 - Ed Wynn, [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], Phila Pa, comedian (Ed Wynn Show)
  • 1913 - Hedy Lamarr, Vienna Austria, actress (Ecstacy, Samson & Delilah)
  • 1915 - Sargent Shriver, MD, Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp
  • 1922 - Dorothy Dandridge, Cleveland, Ohio, American actress/singer/dancer (Porgy & Bess)
  • 1936 - Mary Travers, Louisville Ky, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary)
  • 1941 - Tom Fogerty, Berkeley California, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), (d. 1990)

Famous Weddings

  • 1887 - Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York
  • 1931 - Actress Gloria Swanson (32) weds Michael Farmer
  • 1935 - "Magnificent Obsession" actress Jane Wyatt (24) weds investment broker Edgar Bethune Ward in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1968 - Former "Led Zepellin" lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson
  • 2002 - Eighties pop princess Sheena Easton (43) weds Beverly Hills plastic surgeon John Minoli (44) at Las Vegas City Hall

Famous Divorces

  • 1931 - Actress Gloria Swanson (32) divorces aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (33) after 6 years of marriage
  • 1968 - Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (26) divorces first wife Marlynn Myers after 4 years of marriage
  • 2004 - Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1881 - Edwin Drake, Father of the oil industry, drilled the first oil well.
  • 1940 - Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies of bowel cancer at 71
  • 1953 - Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39
  • 1955 - Tom Powers, actor (Station West, Destination Moon), dies at 65
  • 1970 - Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79
  • 2004 - Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

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