80 Years Ago—November 9, 1939: Adolf Hitler survives assassination attempt at the anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich; bomb planted by communist Georg Elser.
Nobel Prize for physics is awarded to Ernest Lawrence for the cyclotron.
Movie premiere of Ninotchka, Greta Garbo’s first comedy.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 9, 1944: Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the International Red Cross.
Victory Ship SS Red Oak Victory is launched in Richmond, CA, christened by the wife of the mayor of Red Oak, IA, Permanente Shipyard’s 558th ship (currently a museum ship in Richmond, CA).