Today in History
Listings for Saturday, November 9, 2019.
- 1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons)
- 1821 Charles Baudelaire, Poet
- 1830 Eadweard Muybridge, pioneer photographer
- 1841 Edward VII, king of England (1901-10)
- 1850 Lewis Lewin, German toxicologist, father of psychopharmacology
- 1885 H. Weyl --1955
- 1898 Paul Robeson, actor and singer (Show Boat, Song of Freedom)
- 1903 Gregory Pincus, inventor of the birth control pill
- 1915 Hedy Lamarr, sexy actress (Algiers, Ecstasy)
- 1918 Spiro Agnew
- 1926 Hugh Hefner, publisher (but oh what a publisher!)
- 1934 Carl Sagan, cosmology spokesman
- 1934 Carl Sagan
- 1936 Mary Travers
- 1941 Tom Fogerty
- 1951 Lou Ferrigno
- 1799 Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France
- 1865 Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox, ending the US Civil War.
- 1953 Cambodia (now Kampuchea) gains independence within French Union
- 1965 at 5:16pm, a massive power failure blacks out New Engl. & Ontario
- 1967 first unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module
That's all for today.