Return to Daily IQ 1938KristallnachtNazis burned and looted temples and Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in what became known as Kristallnacht (Crystal Night?referring to broken glass on streets). 1888 Jack the Ripper killed his last victim, Mary Jane Kelly. 1953 Author-poet Dylan Thomas died in New York at age 39. 1965 A switch at a station near Niagara Falls failed. The Northeast and parts of Canada went dark for more than 13 hours. 1970 Former French president Charles De Gaulle died at age 79. 1989 Borders between East and West Germany were opened and the Berlin Wall began to be dismantled the next day. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: ?