Notable historical events that happened on November 9th:
US Federal government ends capital punishment for all federal offenses
Fall of the Berlin Wall reunites East and West Germany
Gary Kasparov becomes youngest ever world chess champion at 22 years old
Wes Craven’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” premieres in US theaters
NASA successfully tests Saturn V rocket with Apollo 4 launch to orbit
Great Northeast Blackout cuts the lights on 30 million people in the U.S. and Canada for more than 13 hours
Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht) in Germany and Austria during which 70 people were killed and more than 30,00 jews were imprisoned by Nazis looting and burning Synagogues and Jewish-owned houses and businesses
Japanese troops invade Shanghai, China
Napoleon Bonaparte becomes dictator of France after leading a successful coup
Crew and passengers of the Mayflower spot land at Cape Cod.
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