Today in History – 9 November

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Ruknud-din Firuz Shah, son of Emperor Iltutmish, was assassinated.


Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), was born.


Muhammad Iqbal, Urdu poet, was born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan).


The Times reports the failure of Gandhi Government negotiations on Transvaal laws.


Weekly ‘Pratap’ was published from Kanpur which was edited by Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi.


Nazis launch Kristallnacht,  a campaign of terror against Jewish people and their homes and businesses in Germany and Austria. The violence, which continued through November 10 and was later dubbed “Kristallnacht” or “Night of Broken Glass”.


JD expels Gujarat CM Chimanbhai Patel and UP CM Mulayam Singh Yadav from Legislative wings and primary membership of the party.

Vishwanath Pratap Singh resigned from the post of Prime Minister of India after losing the Vote of Confidence moved against him.


Tamil Nadu Assembly urges the Centre to amend Constitution to retain 69% reservation for backward classes.


Prof. Romila Thapar, historian, is elected to the highest British academic honor.


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