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in 1927, Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Communist Party. With Stalin’s main rival for the leadership banished, Stalin would take full control of the party, ushering in one of the most brutal dictatorships of the 20th Century
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The Mob Museum Nov 6
in 1928: Arnold Rothstein died after being gunned down two days earlier in Manhattan. Some blamed the murder on a poker player to whom Rothstein owed a $300,000 gambling debt. Rothstein refused to tell police who did it, and the gambler was never charged.
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thisdayinhistory Nov 9
in 1938 saw the start of Kristallnacht. Jewish businesses and synagogues were destroyed as the Nazi persecution of the Jews intensified. The official death toll was 91, but the real figure ran into the hundreds.
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thisdayinhistory Nov 11
, at 11:00am, in 1918, WWI came to an end. Henry Gunther is possibly the last soldier to be killed in the war. The American soldier died at 10:59am.
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thisdayinhistory Nov 9
The Jews were fined 1 billion Reichsmarks. On top of those murdered, over 30,000 Jewish men were sent to concentration camps, 7,500 Jewish owned businesses were destroyed and over 250 synagogues destroyed.
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thisdayinhistory Nov 9
Kristallnacht (night of broken glass) was carried out as revenge on the Jewish community following the assassination of Ernst Von Rath, an Embassy official in Paris who was shot by a Polish Jew, Herschel Grynszpan.
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On this day in 1981 released the Controversy album in the UK. You can check out the album review we did back in 2011 right here
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Today In History Nov 11
11 Nov 1942: As World War II progresses, lowers the age to 18 (it had been 21) and raises the high end of the draft to age 37 (it had been 36 years old).
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thisdayinhistory Nov 9
there are some excellent videos from survivors of Kristallnacht
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Lynn #TeamDevon Nov 9
: November 9, 2008, Venus Williams wins her first career ending title in WTA Tour Championship final at Doha, Qatar.
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Lynn #TeamDevon Nov 11
: November 11, 1933, Billie Holliday’s second song and first hit, “Riffin’ the Scotch,” is released.
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thisdayinhistory Nov 9
in 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. Here is a great article from the BBC with some reflections.
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November 11, 1921 U.S. President Warren Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.
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