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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, November 09, 2011 | 0 comments
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NovemberBerlin Wall Opened
- After 28 years as a symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall was opened on this evening, and citizens of both sides walked freely through an opening in the barrier as others danced atop the structure to celebrate the end of a historic era.

National Scrapple Day
- Scrapple is chopped or ground pork and cornmeal mush, cooked and shaped in a loaf pan, cooled, then sliced and browned in butter to serve. It is a true American specialty of the Pennsylvania Dutch (who called it ponhaws or pawnhaus). It was originally made from ‘scraps' of pork.

Kristallnacht (Crystal Night)
- During the evening of Nov 9 and into the morning of Nov 10, 1938, mobs in Germany destroyed thousands of shops and homes, carrying out a pogrom against Jews. Synagogues were burned down or demolished. There were bonfires in every Jewish neighborhood, fueled by Jewish prayer books, Torah scrolls and volumes of philosophy, history and poetry. More than 30,000 Jews were arrested and 91 killed. The night got its name from the smashing of glass store windows.

National Young Readers Day
- Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress established National Young Reader’s Day to remind Americans of the joys and importance of reading for young people. Schools, libraries, families and communities nationwide use this day to celebrate youths reading in a variety of creative and educational ways.

Go To An Art Museum Today Day
- today marks the date of museums. Some museums have free admission this weekend in honor of Veterans Day on Sunday. So visit an art museum for free this weekend.

National Child Safety Council (1955)
- The National Child Safety Council (NCSC) at Jackson, MI, is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization in the US dedicated solely to child safety. Distributes comprehensive safety education materials to children and adults through local law enforcement and the council’s mascot, Safetypup®.

Neon Sign Birthday
- Inspired in part by Daniel McFarlan Moore's invention, Moore’s Lamp, Paris born chemist and inventor, Georges Claude (1870 - 1960) discovered that passing an electric current through inert gases made them light very brightly. Claude applied for a patent for neon signs in 1911, the year the Titanic sank.

Carl Sagan's birthday
- Astronomer, biologist, author (Broca’s Brain, Cosmos), born at New York, NY in 1934.

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