On This Day in History Nov. 9, 2020

1860 – Albert Einstein receives the Nobel Price in physics.

1938 – Hitlet’s Nazis launch the Kristallnacht or “Night of Broken Glass” against Jews and their homes and businesses, leaving about 100 dead and thousands of Jewish businesses, synagogues, homes, schools and graveyards vandalized and damaged.

1965 – The Great Northeast Blackout occurs as the biggest power failure in U.S. history hits all of New York state and portions of seven other states and parts of eastern Canada.

1989 – East German officials open the Berlin Wall to travel. The next day, celebrating Germans begin to tear the wall down and it is soon reduced to rubble.