November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining.
- 694 - Hispano-Visigothic king Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems, and sentences all Jews to slavery.
- 1282 - Pope Martin IV excommunicates King Peter III of Aragon.
- 1492 - Peace of Etaples between Henry VII & Charles VIII.
- 1494 - Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence.
- 1520 - Swedish King Christian II executes 600 nobles.
- 1541 - Queen Catherine Howard confined in London Tower.
- 1729 - Spain, France & England sign the Treaty of Seville.
- 1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte leads the Coup of 18 Brumaire.
- 1848 - Robert Blum, German revolutionary, executed in Vienna
- 1851 - Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
- 1862 - American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George McClellan was removed.
- 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.
- 1906 - Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country (to inspect progress on the Panama Canal).
- 1907 - The Cullinan Diamond is presented to King Edward VII on his birthday.
- 1918 - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicates after the German Revolution, and Germany is proclaimed a Republic.
- 1918 - Kurt Eisner, Provisional National Council Minister-President, declares Bavaria to be a republic.
- 1923 - In Munich, Germany, policeman and troops crush the Beer Hall Putsch coup attempt by the Nazi Party.
- 1932 - Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.
- 1937 - Japanese troops take control of Shanghai, China.
- 1938 - Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany's first large-scale act of physical anti-Jewish violence, begins.
- 1953 - Cambodia becomes independent from France.
- 1963 - At Miike in Japan, a coal mine explosion kills 458, and hospitalises 839 with carbon monoxide poisoning.
- 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.
- 1965 - Catholic Worker member Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.
- 1967 - Apollo program: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy.
- 1970 - Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States to not hear a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
- 1971 - John List, an accountant from Westfield, New Jersey murders his mother, wife and three children. He then hides under a new identity for 18 years.
- 1989 - Cold War: Communist-controlled East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to freely travel to West Germany.
- 1993 - Stari Most , the "old bridge" in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.
- 1994 - Discovery of the chemical element Darmstadtium.
- 1997 - BBC News 24 begins broadcasting at 17:30 GMT.
- 1997 - Mike Lookinland (of The Brady Bunch fame) is charged with drunk driving in St. George, Utah.
- 1998 - Brokerage houses are ordered to pay US$1.03 billion to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
- 2003 - During the holy month of Ramadan, a suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.
- 2004 - Mozilla Firefox 1.0 released. This has become one of Microsoft Internet Explorer's biggest competitor.
- 2004 - The Xbox game Halo 2 is released, bringing in US$75 million from pre-orders alone.
- 1522 - Martin Chemnitz , theologian (d. 1586)
- 1731 - Benjamin Banneker, American scientist (d. 1806)
- 1802 - Elijah P. Lovejoy, American abolitionist (d. 1837)
- 1818 - Ivan Turgenev, novelist, poet, playwright (d. 1883)
- 1825 - A.P. Hill, American Confederate general (d. 1865)
- 1841 - King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1910)
- 1853 - Stanford White, architect (d. 1906)
- 1869 - Marie Dressler, actress (d. 1934)
- 1877 - Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician (d. 1959)
- 1877 - Allama Iqbal, philosopher-poet (d. 1938)
- 1879 - Milan Sufflay, Croat politician (d. 1931)
- 1880 - Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, architect (d. 1960)
- 1883 - Edna May Oliver, actress (d. 1942)
- 1885 - Velimir Khlebnikov, writer (d. 1922)
- 1885 - Hermann Weyl, mathematician (d. 1955)
- 1886 - Ed Wynn, actor (d. 1966)
- 1889 - Jean Monnet, internationalist (d. 1979)
- 1892 - Mabel Normand, silent film actress (d. 1930)
- 1902 - Anthony Asquith, British film director (d. 1968)
- 1905 - Erika Mann, oldest daughter of Thomas Mann (d. 1969)
- 1913 - Hedy Lamarr, actress (d. 2000)
- 1915 - Sargent Shriver, former candidate for Vice President of the United States, brother-in-law of John F. Kennedy
- 1918 - Spiro Agnew, Vice President of the United States (d. 1996)
- 1923 - Dorothy Dandridge, actress (d. 1965)
- 1928 - Anne Sexton, poet (d. 1974)
- 1929 - Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer
- 1934 - Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician
- 1934 - Carl Sagan, American astronomer, writer (d. 1996)
- 1935 - Bob Gibson, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
- 1936 - Daniel Robert Graham (Bob Graham), Florida Governor- 1979-1987, U.S. Senator from Florida- 1987-2004
- 1939 - Ulrich Schamoni, film director
- 1941 - Tom Fogerty, musician, "Creedence Clearwater Revival" (d. 1990)
- 1951 - Lou Ferrigno, Bodybuilder and Actor The Incredible Hulk
- 1959 - Edward Porter Felt, American engineer
- 1959 - Thomas Quasthoff, German bass-baritone
- 1959 - Tony Slattery, British actor/comedian
- 1961 - Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)
- 1964 - Robert Duncan McNeill, actor (Star Trek: Voyager)
- 1970 - Chris Jericho, professional wrestler
- 1970 - Susan Tedeschi, blues musician
- 1972 - Corin Tucker, Lead singer of Portland, Oregon-based punk band Sleater-Kinney
- 1974 - Alessandro Del Piero, footballer
- 1978 - Sisqó, R&B singer of group Dru Hill and actor
- 1978 - Ezequiel Santamaria, Tennis Player
- 1984 - Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, songwriter, actress
- 959 - Emperor Constantine VII of the Byzantine Empire (b. 905)
- 1848 - Robert Blum, German politician and member of the National Assembly (executed)
- 1888 - Mary Jane Kelly, the fifth murder victim of Jack the Ripper
- 1911 - Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (b. 1853)
- 1918 - Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet (b. 1880)
- 1937 - Ramsay MacDonald, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1866)
- 1940 - Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1869)
- 1942 - Edna May Oliver, actress (b. 1883)
- 1951 - Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-born composer (b. 1887)
- 1952 - Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel (b. 1874)
- 1953 - Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author (b. 1914)
- 1970 - Charles de Gaulle, President of France (b. 1890)
- 1988 - John N. Mitchell, United States Attorney General and convicted Watergate criminal (b. 1913)
- 1991 - Yves Montand, French actor (b. 1921)
- 2002 - Heinrich Schiemann , TV anchor
- 2002 - William Schutz, psychologist
- 2003 - Art Carney, American actor (b. 1918)
- 2003 - Gordon Onslow Ford, surrealist painter (b. 1912)
- 2004 - Iris Chang, American author (b. 1968)
Holidays and observances
Recorded this day
- 1897 "The Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Halls" (w. Thomas Moore m. trad) J. W. Myers
- 1900 "Hearts And Flowers" (w. Mary D. Brine m. Theodore Moses Tobani) cornet Herbert L. Clarke
- 1901 "I'm Tired" (w. William Jerome m. Jean Schwartz) S. H. Dudley
- 1901 "Baby Mine" (w. Raymond A. Browne m. Leo Friedman) S. H. Dudley
- 1901 "Tact" (w.m. Leslie Stuart) S. H. Dudley
- 1904 "Just For The Sake Of Society" (w. Alfred Bryan m. Kerry Mills) James McCool
- 1905 "Robinson Crusoe's Isle" (w.m. Benjamin Hapgood Burt ) Billy Murray
- 1905 "Good-bye Flo" (w.m. George M. Cohan) Billy Murray & Haydn Quartette
- 1906 "He's A Cousin Of Mine" (w. Cecil Mack m. Chris Smith & Silvio Hein) Clarice Vance
- 1906 "If Anybody Wants To Meet A Jonah Shake Hands With Me" (w.m. Harry Hoyt) Clarice Vance
- 1906 "It Ain't All Honey And It Ain't All Jam" (w.m. Fred Murray & George Everard) Helen Trix
- 1927 "Forgive Me" (w. Jack Yellen m. Milton Ager) Grace Quine
- 1927 "Maggie McGee" (Rule, Wallis) Grace Quine
- 1932 "I Could Make A Good Living At That" (Cottrell, Lawton) George Formby
- 1932 "Let’s All Go To Reno" (Cottrell) George Formby
- 1932 "How Deep Is The Ocean?" (w.m. Irving Berlin) Elsie Carlisle Chenil Dance Orchestra
- 1932 "I've Got The World On A String" (w. Ted Koehler m. Harold Arlen) Cab Calloway & his Orchestra
- 1933 "This Is Romance" (w. Edward Heyman m. Duke Vernon ) Al Bowlly Ray Noble & his Orchestra
- 1933 "And So Goodbye" (w.m. Allie Wrubel ) Al Bowlly Ray Noble & his Orchestra
- 1933 "Hand In Hand" (Pola-Vienna) Al Bowlly Ray Noble & his Orchestra
- 1933 "Sing, Gipsy, Sing" (Winn, Marlen) Anona Winn
- 1934 "June In January" (w. Leo Robin m. Ralph Rainger) Bing Crosby O/Georgie Stoll
- 1934 "Love Is Just Around The Corner" (w. Leo Robin m. Lewis E. Gensler ) Bing Crosby O/Georgie Stoll
- 1934 "With Every Breath I Take" (w. Leo Robin m. Ralph Rainger) Bing Crosby O/Georgie Stoll
- 1934 "Maybe I'm Wrong Again" (Bennett, Trent) Bing Crosby O/Georgie Stoll
- 1938 "You're The Only Star (In My Blue Heaven)" (w.m. Gene Autry) Dick Todd & Three Reasons Leonard Joy
- 1938 "Buck Dance Rhythm" (Gaillard) Slim And Slam
- 1938 "Boogie Woogie" (m. Clarence "Pine Top" Smith) Count Basie
- 1939 "Do I Love You?" (w.m. Cole Porter) Helen Forrest Artie Shaw & his Orchestra
- 1939 "Blacking Out The Flat" (Arthur Askey & Richard Murdoch) Arthur Askey & Richard Murdoch
- 1940 "The Golden Wedding" (m. Gabriel-Marie) Woody Herman & his Orchestra
- 1943 "They're Either Too Young Or Too Old" (w. Frank Loesser m. Arthur Schwartz) Hildegarde
- 1943 "I'll Be Seeing You" (w. Irving Kahal m. Sammy Fain) Hildegarde
- 1944 "It Could Happen To You" (w. Johnny Burke m. James Van Heusen) Anne Shelton Ambrose & his Orchestra
- 1944 "Love, Here Is My Heart" (w. Adrian Ross m. Lău Silésu ) Anne Shelton Ambrose & his Orchestra
- 1944 "Some Other Time" (w. Betty Comden & Adolph Green m. Leonard Bernstein) Anne Shelton Ambrose & his Orchestra
- 1945 "Over The Rainbow" (w. E. Y. Harburg m. Harold Arlen) Jo Stafford O/Paul Weston
- 1945 "Walking My Baby Back Home" (w.m. Roy Turk & Fred Ahlert ) Jo Stafford O/Paul Weston
- 1945 "Yesterdays" (w. Otto Harbach m. Jerome Kern) Jo Stafford O/Paul Weston
- 1945 "Georgia On My Mind" (w. Stuart Gorrell m. Hoagy Carmichael) Jo Stafford O/Paul Weston
- 1946 "It's The Same Old Dream" (w. Sammy Cahn m. Jule Styne) Mel Tormé O/Artie Shaw
- 1946 "I Believe" (w. Sammy Cahn m. Jule Styne) Mel Tormé O/Art Shaw
- 1946 "When You're Around" (Artie Shaw, Johnny Lehman) Lillian Lane Art Shaw & his Orchestra
- 1946 "Who?" (w. Otto Harbach & Oscar Hammerstein II m. Jerome Kern) Judy Garland O/Lennie Hayton
- 1947 "Body And Soul" (w. Robert Sour , Edward Heyman & Frank Eyton m. John W. Green ) Frank Sinatra O/Axel Stordahl with trumpet solo Bobby Hackett
- 1947 "I'm Glad There Is You" (w. Paul Medeira m. Jimmy Dorsey) Frank Sinatra O/Axel Stordahl with trumpet solo Bobby Hackett
- 1948 "More Beer!" (Julian H. Miller) Ames Brothers
- 1948 "You, You, You Are The One" (w. Milton Leeds & Fred Wise m. Tetos Demey) Ames Brothers
- 1949 "It Isn't Fair" (w. Richard Himber m. Richard Himber, Frank Warshauer & Sylvester Sprigato) Don Cornell Sammy Kaye & his "Swing & Sway" Orchestra
- 1951 "It Had To Be You" (w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones) Doris Day O/Paul Weston
- 1951 "Makin' Whoopee" (w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson) Doris Day & Danny Thomas O/Paul Weston
- 1951 "My Buddy" (w. Gus Kahn m. Walter Donaldson) Doris Day O/Paul Weston
- 1951 "The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else" (w. Gus Kahn m. Isham Jones) Doris Day O/Paul Weston
- 1954 "It Must Be So" (w.m. Peggy Lee) Peggy Lee O/Sy Oliver
- 1955 "Jamaica Farewell" (w.m. Lord Burgess ) Harry Belafonte
- 1963 "I Believe" (w.m. Ervin Drake , Jimmy Shirl, Irvin Graham & Al Stillman) Bachelors
- 1987 "Children Will Listen" (w.m. Stephen Sondheim) Bernadette Peters O/Paul Gemignani
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