On November 9:
1494 The Family de’ Medici became rulers of Florence.
1620 Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sighted land at Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
1769 Captain Cook observed the transit of Mercury.
1841 King Edward VII was born.
1857 The Atlantic magazine was founded in Boston.
1868 Marie Dressler, Canadian actress, was born.
1887 The United States received rights to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii.
1902 Anthony Asquith, British film director, was born.
1917 Joseph Stalin entered the provisional government of the USSR.
1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany abdicated after the German Revolution, and Germany was proclaimed a Republic.
1918 Spiro Agnew, 39th Vice President of the United States, was born.
1920 White New Zealand policy was introduced. The Immigration Restriction Amendment Act 1920 made it necessary for immigrants to apply for a permanent residence permit before they arrived in New Zealand.
1921 Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect..
1936 Mary Travers was born.
1937 Roger McGough, English poet, was born.
1953 Cambodia beccame independent from France.
1955 – Karen Dotrice, British actress
Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber
in a publicity photo for Mary Poppins
1967 The First issue of Rolling Stone Magazine was published.
1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall. Communist-controlled East Germany opened checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany. People started demolishing the Berlin Wall.
View in 1986 from the west side of graffiti art on the wall’s infamous “death strip”
1994 The chemical element Darmstadtium was discovered.
1998 Brokerage houses were ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.