On This Day In History, 9 November


On This Day In History 9 November Image

World Events Today

  • Napoleon Bonaparte staged a coup d’etat to become First Consul of France today in 1799, he would go on to crown himself as Emperor in 1804
  • Jack The Ripper’s 5th and most likely final victim, Mary Jane Kelly, was found dead in her bed in Whitechapel, London, today in 1888
  • Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, started today in 1938, throughout Germany and Austria, Jewish properties, businesses and synagogues were vandalised and destroyed

Entertainment Events Today

  • John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time today in 1966, it was at the Indica Gallery in London, where she was preparing her art exhibition
  • The first issue of Rolling Stone, the American magazine focused on popular culture, was published today in 1967

Family Events Today

  • The Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas died today in 1953 aged just 39
  • The Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant married Maureen Wilson today in 1968, they had 3 children before divorcing in 1983
  • The French army officer and statesman, Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle, died today in 1970 aged 79

Main Event Today

  • The Berlin Wall, an iconic symbol of the Cold War which divided East and West Berlin, was opened for the first time today in 1989

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Scrapple Day

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