November 09

This Day in History

1965

Northeast US and Canada Blanketed in Darkness

"On this day in 1965 at 5:16 in the evening, an error made days earlier by energy personnel disrupted the electricity supply of much of Northeast US and Canada, leaving more than 30 million people … (more...)

1989

Berlin Wall Opened

East Germany opens its borders to West Germany. In the late 1980s, East German communist leader Erich Honecker resisted Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's liberal reforms, which he viewed as … (more...)

1993

Famous Stari Most Bridge Collapses in Bosnia

"On this day in 1993, Mostar’s magnificent 16th century bridge, which crossed the River Neretva in southwestern Bosnia-Herzegovina, collapsed due to artillery shelling by Croat forces. The ""Stari … (more...)