Today in History - November 9

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Tuesday, Nov 9 2010 by

1993 – Stari most, the “old bridge” in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.

Stari Most (Google Maps)
Stari Most

1979 – Nuclear false alarm: the NORAD computers and the Alternate National Military Command Center in Fort Ritchie, Maryland detected purported massive Soviet nuclear strike. After reviewing the raw data from satellites and checking the early warning radars, the alert is cancelled.

Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center (Birds Eye)
Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center
Alternate National Warning Facility (Birds Eye)
Alternate National Warning Facility