TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Nov. 9, 1967
A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1620
The passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.
Fire destroyed nearly 800 buildings in Boston.
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.”
Communist East Germany threw open its borders, allowing citizens to travel freely to the West; joyous Germans danced atop the Berlin Wall.