This date in history: November 9

This date in history: November 9

1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sight land off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

1862: Gen. Ambrose Burnside assumes command of Army of Potomac after George B. McClellan is removed.

1886: Actor Ed Wynn is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1888: Mary Jane Kelly is believed to be fifth and final victim of London's Jack the Ripper.

1906: Pres. Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama Canal construction site, becoming first sitting president to leave the country.

1965: Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by series of blackouts lasting thirteen hours.

2003: Actor Art Carney dies in Chester, Connecticut at age 85.

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