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This Day in History for November 9

1821 – 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia.

1857 – Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published.

1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed.

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit another country. (Puerto Rico and Panama)

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.

1937 – St Louis Cards Triple Crown winner Joe Medwick is named MVP.

1946 – US President Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze.

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.

1967 – Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon.

1969 – “Bridge over Troubled Water” single recorded by Simon & Garfunkel.

1976 – Oakland releases Billy Williams, ending his Hall of Fame career.

1982 – Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time.

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.

2004 – Video game Halo 2 a first person shooter first released by Xbox by Bungie Studios.

2009 – Joe Cada becomes the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker’s main event.

2014 – United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraq city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)

2015 – San Diego’s SeaWorld announces it will overhaul its killer whale show after controversy over the whales treatment.

2018 – Amid Californian forest fires US President Donald Trump accuses state forest management of “gross mismanagement”, threatens to withhold funding.

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