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This Day In History: 11/09/1938 - Nazis Launch Kristallnacht

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In this This Day in History video, the important events that took place on November 9th throughout history are examined. On November 9, 1961, Brian Epstein met John Lennon and became known as the fifth Beatle and their manager. On November 9, 1965, the Great Northeast Blackout left much of the northeastern states and parts of Canada in blackness and without power. East Germany denounced the Berlin wall on November 9, 1989. The next day German citizens began tearing down the wall. On November 9, 1938, German Jews were terrorized by Nazis during the Kristallnacht. The Nazis were avenging the murder of a German official by a Jewish refugee. This led to much of the hostility and terrible violence of World War II.