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November 9th In History: Napoleon, Neon Signs, Rolling Stone And The Berlin Wall [Video]

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On this date, November 9th, history was made all over the world.

In 1799, the diminutive Napoleon Bonaparte became dictator of France.

In 1911, another Frenchman, George CLaude, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs. Las Vegas hasn’t been the same since!

In 1966, John Lennon met Yoko Ono at London’s Indica Art Gallery during an exhibit of her work.

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In 1967, the first issue of “Rolling Stone” magazine rolled off the press.

In 1973, the album “Piano Man” by Billy Joel was released.


In 1989, the Berlin Wall began to come down. Shortly after the borders were opened at 11:17pm, locals began chipping away at the wall with hammers.


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