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What happened in our World on November 9th?

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Slide 1 of 10: Firemen stand amidst the rubble after the Great Boston Fire of November 1872. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) ** http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-rips-through-boston http://on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/alldays/nov09.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Boston_fire_of_1872

1872: Fire rips through Boston
A fire in Boston destroys hundreds of buildings and kills 14 people. In the aftermath, the city establishes an entirely new system of firefighting and prevention.

Slide 2 of 10: Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, June 1918. The last Emperor of Germany and King of Saxony, both forced to abdicate after Germany's defeat in World War I.

1918: Germany’s last emperor flees the country
Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II to abdicate the throne is announced under popular unrest by military and civilian political leaders. He flees to Netherlands the next day.

Slide 3 of 10: Eric Fernihough, the British racing motor cyclist, established two new world's speed records on the Gyon Road in Budapest, Hungary, on Nov. 9, 1936. On his 1,000 C.C. Brough Superior machine he averaged 164. 778 miles per hour as compared with the old record of 162.7 miles per hour. His other record was 80.964 miles per hour for the motor cycle-sidecar combination speed record. His first record was made with a flying start. Eric Fernihough at speed during his record breaking run at Budapest.

1936: Two speed records are set
British racer Eric Fernihough set 2 new speed records. His average record is 164.778 miles per hour without a sidecar, and 80.946 mph with sidecar.

Slide 4 of 10: The furnishings and ritual objects from the synagogue in Mosbach on the town square on 10 November 1938. Found in the collection of State Museum of History, Moscow. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images) ** http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nazis-launch-kristallnacht https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht

1938: Nazis launch Kristallnacht
The Nazis carry out looting and burning of synagogues, as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom known as “Kristallnacht.”

Slide 5 of 10: Notre Dame Back Emil Sitko (14) grabs a pass intended for Army Back Bill West (36) (right) during the fourth quarter of the Notre Dame-Army at Yankee Stadium, Nov. 9, 1946, New York. Notre Dame Quarterback John Lujack (32) holds out hands for possible lateral. Game ended in a scoreless tie.

1946: Historic football game ends in tie
The second-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the first-ranked Army Cadets play a legendary game at the Yankee stadium. The game ends in a 0-0 tie.

Slide 6 of 10: The skyscrapers of New York are unlit after faulty maintenance in Ontario caused disruption of the electricity supply in the region and led to the Northeast Blackout of 9th November 1965.

1965: The Great Northeast Blackout
The great Northeast blackout begins with a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours. About 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada are left without electricity.

Slide 7 of 10: UNITED STATES : Lift-off of the first flight of the Saturn V rocket that was later used on all the Apollo manned moon landing missions. Apollo 4, as well as testing the Saturn V rocket itself, also tested the atmospheric re-entry of an Apollo Command Module from a simulated lunar mission trajectory.  ** https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_V http://www.onthisday.com/date/1967/november/9 http://on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/alldays/nov09.htm

1967: Saturn V rocket
A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft takes off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.

Slide 8 of 10: (GERMANY OUT) Garri Kasparow *13.04.1963- Schachspieler, UdSSR  - Portrait  - 1985

1985: The world’s youngest ever chess master
Gary Kasparov becomes the world’s youngest ever chess master, at age 22.

Slide 9 of 10: This Nov. 10, 1989 file photo shows Berliners singing and dancing on top of the Berlin wall to celebrate the opening of East-West German borders. Thousands of East German citizens moved into the West after East German authorities opened all border crossing points to the West. In the background is the Brandenburg Gate. Monday, Nov. 9, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

1989: East Germany opens its borders
Communist East Germany opens its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West.

Slide 10 of 10: The opening night audience is seated at the new Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland entertainment and shopping complex in Hollywood November 9, 2001. British tenor Russell Watson was the first performer to appear on stage at the theatre. The $615 million project features 70 shops and restaurants with  the 3,300 seat Kodak Theatre also being the permanent home of the Academy Award telecast.

2001: Kodak Theater opens
The $615 million project featuring 70 shops and restaurants with the 3,300 seat opens, which is also the permanent home of the Academy Award telecast.


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