November 9 in History

November 9 in History

November 9th is…
Chaos Never Dies day
Microtia Awareness Day
National Louisiana Day
Scrapple Day

Chaos Never Dies Day is celebrated on November ninth of each year.  The idea that chaos is an ongoing problem in our society is fairly obvious to anyone from about the age of ten up.  We get frustrated with the chaos in schools, our jobs, and our homes; even the hobbies and things we enjoy can be chaotic at times or even cause chaos. Though there is no official origin for Chaos Never Dies Day, it is recognized on several websites throughout the internet community.  The idea of the day is to recognize the chaos in our lives and do something, no matter how small, to change it. 

Is your desk a mess?  Straighten it out and determine to keep it that way.  Is your family always heading in different directions?  Take some time to sit down together and make the changes necessary to have time for each other.  A meal together as a family is very important, but imagine the chaos dropping if you and your co-workers sat down regularly for lunch.  Getting up ten minutes earlier than the rest of the house to have ten minutes of peace could change your life.  Step out of the chaos and become an instrument for creating order.

In Germany, November 9th is called Schicksalstag (Fateful Day) it was the day that Robert Blum was executed in 1848, Kaiser Wilhelm abdicated in 1918, Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, Kristallnacht in 1938, and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte became dictator (first consul) of France.

1842 – The first US design patent (Design Patent # D1) was patented for typefaces and borders by George Bruce of New York City.

1857 – The Atlantic was founded in Boston, Massachusetts.

1872 – The Great Boston Fire of 1872. 13 people died.

1887 – The United States received rights to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

1888 – Jack Ripper’s 5th, and probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, was found on her bed. His first four victims were Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, and Catherine Eddowes.

1906 – Theodore Roosevelt became the first sitting President of the United States to make an official trip outside the country. He did so to inspect progress on the Panama Canal.

1925 – Robert A. Millikan confirmed the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin. He also helped find the charge in an electron, which is a key part of the constants in physics.

1938 – Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil’l Abner created Sadie Hawkins Day. It was now “celebrated” on the first Saturday after November 9th.

1953 – Supreme Court ruled Major League baseball exempt from antitrust laws. Basically, it was a mechanism to make sure a player could not just quit one team to work for another team.

1957 – Gordon Gould began writing his description of a laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation).

1961 – The X-15 rocket plane achieved a world record speed of 4,093 mph (Mach 6.04) and reached 101,600 feet (over 19 miles) altitude, piloted by US Air Force Major Robert M. White.

1965 – Several U.S. states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.

1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published.

#1 Hit November 9, 1974 – November 15, 1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

1985 – Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union became the youngest World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov, also of the Soviet Union.

#1 Hit November 9, 1985 – November 15, 1985: Jan Hammer – Miami Vice Theme

1989 – The Berlin Wall fell. It was constructed by the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) starting on August 13, 1961.

1994 – The chemical element Darmstadtium (#110) was discovered/created in Germany. It was named in honor of the city of Darmstadt, where it was discovered.

#1 Hit November 9, 1996 – December 6, 1996: Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre – No Diggity

1997 – In the Montreal Screwjob, wrestler Bret Hart lost his final match in the WWF via submission to Shawn Michaels.

#1 Hit November 9, 1991 – November 22, 1991: Prince & The New Power Generation – Cream

#1 Hit November 9, 2002 – January 31, 2003: Eminem – Lose Yourself

2011 – At 2:00 PM EST, all US TV and radio stations in the Emergency Alert System were tested simultaneously, the first nationwide test of the system since the 1997 inception of the EAS.

#1 Hit November 9, 2019 – November 29, 2019: Selena Gomez – Lose You to Love Me


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