November 09

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1990 Mary Robinson was elected the first woman president of Ireland, with 39.9% of the vote.
  • 1938 Kristallnacht—‘the night of broken glass’. Gangs of SA storm troopers, SS men and Nazi supporters attacked Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues across Germany.
  • 1918 Kaiser William II abdicated and fled to neutral Holland. Germany became a republic.
  • 1891 P. W. Nally (34), Fenian, athlete and co-founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association (1884), died.
  • 1990 Mary Robinson was sworn in as seventh president of Ireland.
  • 1966 Jack Lynch was elected leader of Fianna Fáil and taoiseach the following day.
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