TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - NATION+WORLD -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT 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.”

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The pas­sen­gers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.

1918

It was an­nounced that Ger­many’s Kaiser Wil­helm II would ab­di­cate; he then fled to the Nether­lands.

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.

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.

1967

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

1970

For­mer French Pres­i­dent Charles de Gaulle died at 79.

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