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This Day in History: November 9

November 9: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1620 - Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land at Cape Cod,Massachusetts.
  2. 1887 - The United States receives rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
  3. 1906 - Theodore Roosevelt is the first sitting President of the United Statesto make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.
  4. 1967 - The first issue of Rolling Stone Magazine is published.
  5. 1994 - The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
  6. Famous Birthdays: 1801 - Gail Borden (American publisher and inventor, invented condensed milk), Stanford White (American architect, designed the Washington Square Arch), Bernhard von Langenbeck (German surgeon), Albert Francis Blakeslee (American botanist), Giles Gilbert Scott (English architect, designed the red telephone box)

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