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November 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 9

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.

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

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 Happened On November 9 In History?

2015

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

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.
1999

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

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)
The Cullinan Diamond weighs 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 then Panama.

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1904

The first sustained flight of longer than 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.
1494

Piero the Unfortunate was stripped of his title of Lord of Florence, Italy, and exiled on this day.

1313

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

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