Today in History: Nov. 9

A group of people stand outside a Jewish-owned shop in an unnamed German town in November 1938, after the Kristallnacht, when Nazis thugs burned and plundered hundreds of Jewish homes, shops and synagogues across the country. November 9th is regarded a historic faithful day in Germany as on the same day in 1918 monarchy in Germany was overthrown, in 1939 it heralded the Holocaust and in 1989 it marked the fall of the Berlin Wall which resulted in the German reunification after 28 years of division. (AP Photos)
In 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom that became known as “Kristallnacht.” Here, a group of people stands outside a Jewish-owned shop after the Kristallnacht. (AP Photos) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1965, file photo, New York City is seen in darkness from the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City during a power failure that left most of the northeastern United States and parts of Canada without power for hours. The buildings with lights had emergency power generators. (AP Photo/File)
In 1965, the great Northeast blackout began as a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours left 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada without electricity. New York City is seen here in darkness. (AP Photo/File) (AP)
French President Charles De Gaulle is shown, March 31, 1960. (AP Photo)
In 1970, former French President Charles de Gaulle died at age 79. De Gaulle is shown here on March 31, 1960. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Anonymous)
A young man waves a German flag in front of the Brandenburg gate during a party marking the tenth anniversary of the the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin,Tuesday, November 9, 1999. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)
In 1999, with fireworks, concerts and a huge party at the landmark Brandenburg Gate, Germany celebrated the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck) (Associated Press/JOCKEL FINCK)
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1989 file photo two East German border guards patrolled atop of Berlin Wall with the illuminated Brandenburg Gate in background, in Berlin. An artist collective plan to rebuild the Berlin wall during an art project in Berlin in October.  (AP Photo/Jockel Finck, file)
In 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall. FILE – In this Nov. 14, 1989 file photo two East German border guards patrolled atop of Berlin Wall with the illuminated Brandenburg Gate in background, in Berlin. An artist collective plan to rebuild the Berlin wall during an art project in Berlin in October. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck, file) (AP/Jockel Finck)
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, the Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that brought Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, passes through a jetty as it is towed out of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. A partnership was announced Thursday, July 13, 2017, between the Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants to digitize and post ancestral records online. The number of people trying to determine whether they are descended from a Mayflower passenger is surging as the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival in the New World approaches in 2020. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
In 1620, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod. FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, the Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that brought Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, passes through a jetty as it is towed out of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. A partnership was announced Thursday, July 13, 2017, between the Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants to digitize and post ancestral records online. The number of people trying to determine whether they are descended from a Mayflower passenger is surging as the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World approaches in 2020. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) (AP/Stephan Savoia)
Roy Moore
The Washington Post quoted an Alabama woman as saying that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney; three other women told the Post that Moore had approached them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s. In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally in Fairhope, Ala. The defeated Senate candidate is talking about a defamation suit after discovering that he too was duped by actor Sacha Baron Cohen. He says he didn’t know Cohen would mock Israel and scheme to humiliate him and other conservatives such as Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) (AP/Brynn Anderson)
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A group of people stand outside a Jewish-owned shop in an unnamed German town in November 1938, after the Kristallnacht, when Nazis thugs burned and plundered hundreds of Jewish homes, shops and synagogues across the country. November 9th is regarded a historic faithful day in Germany as on the same day in 1918 monarchy in Germany was overthrown, in 1939 it heralded the Holocaust and in 1989 it marked the fall of the Berlin Wall which resulted in the German reunification after 28 years of division. (AP Photos)
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1965, file photo, New York City is seen in darkness from the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City during a power failure that left most of the northeastern United States and parts of Canada without power for hours. The buildings with lights had emergency power generators. (AP Photo/File)
French President Charles De Gaulle is shown, March 31, 1960. (AP Photo)
A young man waves a German flag in front of the Brandenburg gate during a party marking the tenth anniversary of the the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin,Tuesday, November 9, 1999. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1989 file photo two East German border guards patrolled atop of Berlin Wall with the illuminated Brandenburg Gate in background, in Berlin. An artist collective plan to rebuild the Berlin wall during an art project in Berlin in October.  (AP Photo/Jockel Finck, file)
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2014 file photo, the Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that brought Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, passes through a jetty as it is towed out of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. A partnership was announced Thursday, July 13, 2017, between the Society and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants to digitize and post ancestral records online. The number of people trying to determine whether they are descended from a Mayflower passenger is surging as the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival in the New World approaches in 2020. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
Roy Moore

Today is Saturday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2019.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Nov. 9, 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom or deliberate persecution that became known as “Kristallnacht.”

On this date:

In 1620, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.

In 1918, it was announced that Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II would abdicate; he then fled to the Netherlands.

In 1961, U.S. Air Force Maj. Robert M. White became the first pilot to fly an X-15 rocket plane at six times the speed of sound. The Beatles’ future manager, Brian Epstein, first saw the group perform at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England.

In 1965, the great Northeast blackout began as a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours left 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada without electricity.

In 1967, a Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.

In 1970, former French President Charles de Gaulle died at age 79.

In 1976, the U.N. General Assembly approved resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa, including one characterizing the white-ruled government as “illegitimate.”

In 1986, Israel revealed it was holding Mordechai Vanunu, a former nuclear technician who’d vanished after providing information to a British newspaper about Israel’s nuclear weapons program. (Vanunu was convicted of treason and served 18 years in prison.)

In 1989, communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.

In 1999, with fireworks, concerts and a huge party at the landmark Brandenburg Gate, Germany celebrated the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

In 2000, George W. Bush’s lead over Al Gore in all-or-nothing Florida slipped beneath 300 votes in a suspense-filled recount, as Democrats threw the presidential election to the courts, claiming “an injustice unparalleled in our history.”

In 2007, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf (pur-VEHZ’ moo-SHAH’-ruhv) of Pakistan placed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto (BEN’-uh-zeer BOO’-toh) under house arrest for a day, and rounded up thousands of her supporters to block a mass rally against his emergency rule.

In 2008: Barack Obama’s transition chief, John Podesta, told Fox News Sunday the president-elect planned to review President George W. Bush’s executive orders on such things as stem cell research and domestic drilling for oil and natural gas. China unveiled a $586 billion stimulus package aimed at inoculating the world’s fourth-largest economy against the global financial crisis.

In 2013: A house party shooting in suburban Houston left two teens dead. Three of the four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Tokyo in 1942, all in their 90’s, offered a final toast to their fallen comrades in a ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio.

In 2017: During a visit to Beijing, President Donald Trump criticized what he called a “very one-sided and unfair” trade relationship between the U.S. and China, but said he doesn’t blame China for having taken advantage of the U.S. The Washington Post quoted an Alabama woman as saying that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney; three other women told the Post that Moore had approached them when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s. Actor John Hillerman, best known for his supporting role on the TV series “Magnum, P.I.,” died at the age of 84 at his home in Houston.

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