Selected anniversaries/November 9

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November 9: Arba'een/Arba'een Pilgrimage (Shia Islam, 2017); Inventors' Day in Austria, Germany and Switzerland; Muhammad Iqbal's Day in Pakistan

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  • 1822USS Alligator engaged three piratical schooners off the coast of Cuba in one of the West Indies anti-piracy operations of the United States.
  • 1914World War I: In the Cocos Islands, the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney Battle of Cocos|sank SMS Emden, the last active Central Powers warship in the Indian Ocean.
  • 1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone, the American-based magazine devoted to music, liberal politics and popular culture, was published.
  • 1989Günter Schabowski mistakenly announced the immediate opening of the inner German border, causing the fall of Berlin Wall that night.
  • 2016 – A tram derailed (pictured) in Croydon, United Kingdom, killing seven people.

Shrimad Rajchandra (b. 1867) Neville Chamberlain (d. 1940) Dylan Thomas (d. 1953)

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