TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Nov. 9, 1976
The U.N. General Assembly approved resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa, including one characterizing the white-ruled government as “illegitimate.”
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The passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.
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.”
The great Northeast blackout began as a series of power failures lasting up to 13½ hours left 30 million people in seven states and part of Canada without electricity.
Singer-actor Yves Montand died near Paris at age 70.