November 9th

2009
20th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall. On this day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the last soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Polish ex-president and Noble Prize winner Lech Walesa walked through Brandenburg Gate in Berlin to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Berlin Wall
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.
1994
Darmstadtium created for the first time. The heavily radioactive element with an atomic number of 110 and symbol Ds, was created at Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (Institute for Heavy Ion Research) in Darmstadt, Germany, the city after which the element is named.
Darmstadtium
1989
Borders between East and West Germany were opened and the Berlin Wall began to be dismantled the next day.
Berlin Wall
1985
Youngest person to become World Chess Champion. 22-year-old Russian Gary Kasparov won the 13th World Chess Championship against Anatoly Karpov to become the youngest World Chess Champion.
World Chess Championship 1985
1980
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran.
Iran–Iraq War
1970
Former French president Charles De Gaulle died at age 79.
Charles de Gaulle
1967
Rolling Stone makes its debut. The biweekly popular culture magazine was founded by Jann Simon Wenner in San Francisco. The magazine launched the careers of many famous authors and published the early versions of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Rolling Stone
1965
A switch at a station near Niagara Falls failed. The Northeast and parts of Canada went dark for more than 13 hours.
Northeast blackout of 1965
1953
Author-poet Dylan Thomas died in New York at age 39.
Dylan Thomas
1938
Night of broken glass. A pogrom against Jewish businesses, synagogues, and Jews in Germany and Austria was carried out by Sturmabteilung troops and civilians. The series of attacks that killed about 70 people and put 30,000 jews in prison is known as night of broken glass or Kristallnacht
Kristallnacht
1888
Jack the Ripper killed his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly.
Mary Jane Kelly
1494
Family de' Medici become rulers of Florence.
House of Medici