This Day in History for November 9
1620 – After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)
1821 – 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st, Philadelphia.
1857 – Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published.
1904 – 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes.
1924 – Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st US elected woman governor (of Texas)
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.
1930 – 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama.
1936 – American fashion designer Ruth Harkness captures a panda cub (Su Lin) in China – becomes 1st live panda cub to enter the US.
1944 – Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize.
1946 – US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze.
1956 – Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion.
1965 – Several US states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
1969 – “Bridge over Troubled Water” single recorded by Simon & Garfunkel.
1970 – Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins.
1976 – Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame baseball career.
1984 – Vietnam Veterans Memorial (“3 Servicemen”) completed.
1998 – Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to NASDAQ investors to compensate for price-fixing – largest civil settlement in US history.
2009 – Joe Cada becomes the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker’s main event.
2015 – San Diego’s SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment.
2017 – Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls in “Washington Post”Share: