What Happened on April 9, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Germany, experiment with AC electricity
  • Erich Ludendorff, general (Germany)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32