Once Upon A Time – November 9 – 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte Pulls Off Coup, Becomes Dictator Of France Under Title Of First Consul

1494 Piero the Unfortunate of the de’ Medici family, ruler of Florence, loses his power and flees the state

1799 Napoleon Bonaparte pulls off a coup and becomes the dictator of France under the title of First Consul

1980 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

1994 Darmstadtium, Chemical element 110, discovered at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research near Darmstadt, Germany

1998 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to NASDAQ investors to compensate for price-fixing – largest civil settlement in US history

Historical Events Today

Today In Film & Tv

1984 Wes Craven’s horror film “A Nightmare on Elm Street” premieres in the US

Today In Music

1858 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra

Today In Sport

1985 Russia’s Garry Kasparov (22) becomes the youngest ever world chess champion, with a 13-11 win over fellow countryman Anatoly Karpov

1888 Jack Ripper’s 5th and probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed

1842 The first U.S. design patent for typefaces and borders was issued to George Bruce of New York City

Famous Weddings

1866 Tsarevich Alexander of Russia (later Alexander III) marries Princess Dagmar of Denmark at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

1887 Anna Mary Robertson (27), later to become painter known as Grandma Moses, weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

1899 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.

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