November 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, November 9, 1906, Theodore Roosevelt became the first US president to travel abroad while in office?

November 9th is World Freedom Day and Chaos Never Dies Day.

We made it to day 313 of the year and there’s only 52 days left to go until we reach the new year.

Is today a special day for you? It is for us! Here you’ll discover some interesting facts & events that happened on November 9th throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1906, Theodore Roosevelt became the first US president to travel abroad while in office? He boarded the U.S.S. Louisiana to visit the newly formed Republic of Panama.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 9th in history!

What Events Happened On November 9 In History?

2022 Facebook’s parent company, Meta, laid off 11,000 employees amid a weak advertising market.

Meta's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced that the layoff was done to cut back expenses. The chief also shared that they are restructuring teams to increase efficiency.

2015 In San Diego, California, SeaWorld announced that it would phase out its orca shows following protests.

OTD in 2015: In San Diego

SeaWorld announced that it would instead show the whales more naturally. This decision was made following the release of the documentary Blackfish, which showed how whales are mistreated in captivity. The documentary sparked protesters to fight for animal rights and better living standards for whales in captivity.

2005 The European Space Agency launched the Venus Express, the first European spacecraft to reach Venus.

Venus Express Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Its 5-year mission to study Venus' atmosphere and surface was extended five times, with the mission ultimately ending after nine years on December 16, 2014.


1999 Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli released his sixth album, “Sacred Arias,” which sold over 5 million copies, making it the highest-selling classical album ever by a solo singer.

1989 The Berlin Wall began to fall.

While November 9th is marked as the fall of the Berlin Wall, it didn't all happen overnight. Throughout the first day, several official and unofficial border crossings opened up, with more and more holes in the wall appearing as residents of both sides eagerly tore it down.

1967 NASA launched the Apollo 4 test spacecraft to test the Saturn V rocket for the first time.

1907 King Edward VII was gifted with The Cullinan Diamond (the world’s largest diamond) on his 60th birthday.

OTD in 1907: King Edward VII was gifted with The Cullinan Diamond (the world's largest diamond) on his 60th birthday.

The Cullinan Diamond weighed 3,106.75 carats (1.36lbs or 0.62kg) and was discovered in Cullinan, South Africa, on January 26, 1905.

1906 Theodore Roosevelt became the first US president to visit another country while in office, visiting Puerto Rico and Panama.


1904 The first sustained flight of over five minutes was achieved and traveled three miles in the process.

1888 Mary Jane Kelly was found dead on her bed in London. She is thought to have been the fifth and final victim of the infamous serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

1842 George Bruce received the first US design patents for typefaces and bordering.

1620 The Mayflower, filled with Puritan Pilgrims, spotted land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

OTD in 1620: The Mayflower

Their journey took a total of 3 months, and the Pilgrims later landed at Plymouth Rock.

1520 The Stockholm Bloodbath came to an end when the final executions took place.

The trial led to a series of executions which began on November 7 and lasted two days. The uproar occurred following the coronation of Christian II as the new king of Sweden.

1494 Piero the Unfortunate was stripped of his title of Lord of Florence, Italy, and exiled.

1313 Holy Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria defeated Frederick I of Austria during the Battle of Gammelsdorf.

Famous People Born On November 9

If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with Finn Cole! Here are other famous people born on this day.

1996 Momo Hirai

Japanese Singer

Momo Hirai
26 years old
Born In:
Kyoto, Japan

1972 Eric Dane

American Actor

Eric Dane
50 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1973 Nick Lachey

American Singer

Nick Lachey
49 years old
Born In:
Kentucky, USA

1995 Finn Cole

English Actor

Finn Cole
27 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Special Holidays On November 9

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

November 9: World Freedom Day

World Freedom Day

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down. World Freedom Day was created to celebrate this day as it marked the beginning of a world with less communism and more freedom. The ideal way to celebrate today is to read up on this truly momentous occasion.

November 9: Chaos Never Dies Day

Chaos Never Dies Day

We spend a lot of our lives trying to avoid chaos as much as possible, but in doing so, we often get even more stressed! Chaos Never Dies Day is a day to try and embrace the chaotic nature of life, so go with the flow today and dance to the true chaotic beat of existence!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Your nose is always visible to you. Your mind ignores it through a process called Unconscious Selective Attention.

November 9 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on this day all share the Scorpio zodiac sign.

Take care not to hurt Scorpios; they can strike quite the sting while holding the grudge for years to come. However, treat a Scorpio right, and you’ve got a friend for life.

If your birthday is in November, your birthstone is the topaz. When the topaz gem is gifted to someone, it represents a promise of everlasting love and friendship.

People born on November 9 were likely conceived on or around February 16 in the same year.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around August 2nd, 2024.

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