FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1965, file photo, New York City is seen in darkness from the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City during a power failure that left most of the northeastern United States and parts of Canada without power for hours. The buildings with lights had emergency power generators. (AP Photo/File)

Today in History – Nov. 9

On Nov. 9, 1965, the great Northeast blackout began as a series of power failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.