Dates in History – 9 November

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In this first post on the significance of specific dates in history I will look at the date 9th November and it’s significance in 20th century German history.  The 9th November was the date of four historic moments in the history of Germany in the last century, with all four shaping the Germany we know today.  Those four events, all of which took place on the 9th November, were:

 

1918 – Abolition of the Germany monarchy at the end of the First World War, which had only been created in 1871;

 

1923 – Beer Hall Putsch in Munich, a failed coup by German Nazis led by Adolf Hitler;

 

1938 – Kristallnacht (“Crystal Night” or “Night of the Broken Glass”), which was a series of systematic attacks against Jews in Germany and Danzig (12-13 November);

 

1989 – Government of East Germany opens the border with West Germany, prompting the falling of the Berlin Wall.

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1. SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 1918

Abolition of the German monarchy

 

 


2. FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 1923

The Beer Hall Putsch in Munich

 

 


3. WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 1938

Kristallnacht

 

 


4. THURSDAY 9 NOVEMBER 1989

East Germany opens the border with West Berlin

 


 

Births & Deaths in Germany on 9th November

 

birthcertifSome notable Germans born on the 9th November include:

 

Some notable deaths of Germans on the 9th November include:


In the next post on the significance of dates in history I will be looking at the 15th April, talking about the death of Abraham Lincoln (1865), the sinking of the RMS Titanic (1912), the awarding of the George Cross to the island of Malta (1942), the liberation of the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen (1945), the Hillsborough Disaster (1989) and the Boston Marathon bombing (2013) – all of which occurred on the 15th April.  If you have any suggestions for dates on which at least three interesting events took place then let me know.


Sources & Further Reading:

 

  • Various Wikipedia pages relating the individual events and people mentioned in this post
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