21 fun facts for November, 9

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 9th is a fascinating day filled with historical and cultural significance, ranging from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the birth of influential individuals like Carl Sagan and Hedy Lamarr. Other memorable events include NASA's launch of the first Saturn V rocket and the meeting between John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
21 Fun facts
  1. November 9th is National Scrapple Day in the United States, a day to celebrate the Pennsylvania Dutch dish made of pork scraps, cornmeal, and spices, usually served for breakfast.
  2. On November 9, 1872, the Great Boston Fire erupted in Massachusetts, destroying over 770 buildings and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in today's money.
  3. On November 9, 1934, astronomer Carl Sagan was born, revolutionizing the way we understand the cosmos and popularizing space exploration and creation of the popular TV series, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage".
  4. In Germany, November 9th is known as "Schicksalstag" or "Fateful Day" due to the various historical events that occurred on that date, such as the 1918 German Republic proclamation and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
  5. On November 9, 1967, the first Saturn V rocket was launched by NASA, carrying an uncrewed Apollo 4 spacecraft on a successful test flight. This was crucial for the eventual Apollo 11 mission that put humans on the Moon.
  6. November 9th, 2004 marked the release of the popular online game "World of Warcraft" developed by Blizzard Entertainment, which has had a major impact on the gaming industry and gained millions of active users worldwide.
  7. On November 9, 1965, a major power outage struck the northeastern United States and parts of Canada, called the "Great Blackout of 1965", affecting over 30 million people and leaving them without electricity for up to 13 hours.
  8. Hedy Lamarr, a famous Austrian-American actress and a pioneer in wireless communication, was born on November 9, 1914, and her invention of frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology played a crucial role in developing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as we know them today.
  9. On November 9, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt embarked on a 17-day trip to Panama and Puerto Rico, making him the first sitting U.S. President to travel outside the country on official business.
  10. In 1799, on November 9th, Napoleon Bonaparte led the Coup of 18 Brumaire in France, overthrowing the Directory government and replacing it with a new regime called the French Consulate. This marked the beginning of Napoleon's rise to power.
  11. On November 9, 1985, at 13 years old, Garry Kasparov became the youngest ever undisputed World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov in their World Chess Championship match.
  12. On November 9, 1888, Jack the Ripper's final victim, Mary Kelly, was found in London's Whitechapel district, bringing an end to the notorious serial killer's infamous murder spree.
  13. On November 9, 1922, Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize for physics for his most notable work on the photoelectric effect, which shaped the foundation of the quantum theory.
  14. In 2016, Donald Trump was declared the 45th President of the United States on November 9th, after defeating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a surprising victory.
  15. November 9th, 1966, was when John Lennon first met Yoko Ono, and their unique relationship would go on to influence both the Beatles' music and the duo's art and activism.
  16. On November 9, 1952, Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first president, passed away, and his contributions to Zionism and the scientific community are still commemorated today.
  17. In 1977, on November 9th, the England cricket team led by Mike Brearley managed to tie the Test Match solely through the use of spin bowling with India in Delhi, India, which is a rare occasion in cricket.
  18. On November 9, 1989, the East German government announced that all of its citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin, starting the process of the demolition of the Berlin Wall.
  19. On November 9, 1921, famous Canadian author and humorist Stephen Leacock received the first ever Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal for his literary accomplishments, which included "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" and "Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich."
  20. November 9th, 1883, marks the birth of Edna May Oliver, a pioneering American actress who became one of Hollywood's most iconic character actresses, remembered for her roles in films like "Little Women" and "A Tale of Two Cities."
  21. On November 9, 1868, Marie Dressler, a Canadian-born actress known for her roles in silent films and early talkies, was born, eventually winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930 for her role in "Min and Bill."