Historical Events on 9th April

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193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
475 - Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
715 - Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1241 - Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles & Germans
1388 - Battle of Näfels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army
1413 - Henry V is crowned King of England.
1440 - Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
1454 - Milan and Venice sign peace of Lodi
1474 - Breisach land guardian Peter von Hagenbach throws out Walloon/Italians
1483 - Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He was never crowned, and disappeared, presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower")
1538 - Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union
1555 - Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
1609 - Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
Roman Emperor Septimius SeverusRoman Emperor Septimius Severus 1621 - Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
1667 - 1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris)
1682 - Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
1691 - French troops occupy Mons
1731 - British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain
1768 - John Hancock refuses to allow two British customs agents to go below deck of his ship, considered by some to be the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies
1783 - Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India
1808 - Mayor Wolters offers French King Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace
1814 - Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance of the Netherlands
1816 - African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)
1829 - Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
Statesman John HancockStatesman John Hancock 1833 - 1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH)
1838 - UK National Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square, London
1864 - Battle of Pleasant Hill LA, 2870 casualities
1864 - Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War.
1865 - US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
1866 - Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto
1869 - Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada
1870 - American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
1872 - Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
1880 - 20th British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 162 at Musselburgh Links
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson 1894 - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
1906 - 3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
1909 - The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States
1912 - 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard)
1913 - Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
1914 - "World, the Flesh & the Devil", 1st color film, shown in London
1914 - Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
1914 - US President W Wilson refuses to recognize Huerta as President of Mexico on the ground that he has not been elected by the people
1916 - The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection
1917 - Battle of Arras begins
1917 - Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops
1918 - Latvia proclaims independence
1923 - Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" premieres in Dublin
1923 - In 'Adkins vs Children's Hospital', the US Supreme Court finds that the minimum wage law for women and children, adopted by the District of Columbia, is unconstitutional
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1925 - Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
1927 - Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti given death sentences
1928 - Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed" premieres in Pasadena
1928 - Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"
1928 - Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
1928 - Turkey passes separation of church & state
1931 - Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Mont Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
1932 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games
1935 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
1939 - Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial
1940 - German cruiser Blucher torpedoed and capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die
1940 - Germany invades Norway & Denmark during WW II (Denmark surrenders)
1941 - PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
Actress Mae WestActress Mae West 1942 - Battle of Bataan; US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan
1944 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientals Ecclesiae
1945 - Battleship Admiral Scheer sunk by RAF bombing in Kiel
1945 - Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
1945 - NFL requires players to wear long stockings
1945 - World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, East Prussia, ends.
1946 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
1947 - Atomic Energy Commission confirmed
1947 - Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year
1947 - Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300
1948 - Massacre at Deir Yassin.
1949 - UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages
Baseball Player and Manager Leo DurocherBaseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher 1950 - 14th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
1950 - 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party & South Pacific win
1950 - Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
1952 - Popular uprising in Bolivia
1952 - Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
1953 - "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue
1953 - Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film, entitled House of Wax.
1954 - WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
1955 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 - Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Wash DC
Composer and Conductor Howard HansonComposer and Conductor Howard Hanson 1957 - Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
1959 - Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)
1959 - Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot
1959 - NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
1959 - 13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
1960 - 14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
1960 - South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle
1962 - 26th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280
1962 - 34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win
1962 - JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
1963 - Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen
1965 - Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1965 - 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun
1966 - Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
1967 - "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 perfs
1967 - 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
1967 - 31st Masters Golf Tournament: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280
1967 - Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
1967 - The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
1968 - German DR adopts constitution
1968 - Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta
1968 - Minn's Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
1968 - Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
1969 - 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
1969 - Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 1971 - Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
1972 - "Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances
1972 - 36th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
1972 - Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI
1972 - USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty
1973 - 37th Masters Golf Tournament: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283
1973 - Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
1973 - Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme
1974 - San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
1975 - 24 OECD members sign an agreement to establish a $25 billion lending facility to provide assistance to industrial nations hurt by high oil prices
1976 - US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
1977 - Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
Golfer Gary PlayerGolfer Gary Player 1978 - 42nd Masters Golf Tournament: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277
1978 - Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, & 13-5 (each with a grand slam)
1978 - In separate NBA games Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points (33 in 1 quarter)
1979 - 51st Academy Awards - "The Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win
1980 - Belgium's Marten's government resigns
1980 - Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Isles
1980 - Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6
1981 - Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands wins a by-election to be elected as a Member of Parliament at Westminster; the law is later changed to prevent prisoners standing in elections
1981 - LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
1981 - US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
Actress Jane FondaActress Jane Fonda 1982 - LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
1983 - 6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth
1983 - Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot
1983 - 137th Grand National: Ben de Haan aboard Corbiere wins
1984 - 56th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win
1985 - White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
1986 - "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
1987 - For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
1988 - "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
1988 - Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
1988 - US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 1988 - 142nd Grand National: Brendan Powell aboard Rhyme 'n' Reason wins
1989 - 53rd Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 after Scott Hoch chokes on an 18 inch putt
1989 - Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
1989 - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
1989 - Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev
1989 - Wash DC march supporting 1973 Roe vs Wade decision (allow abortions)
1990 - "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
1990 - Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
1990 - NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
1990 - World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
1991 - Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR
1992 - "Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
1992 - Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 1992 - John Majors, (C) elected PM of England
1992 - Noriega convicted on 8 of 10 drug & racketeering charges
1992 - Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
1992 - US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drugs
1992 - William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
1993 - Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
1994 - BPAA US Open by Justin Hromek
1994 - STS-59 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
1994 - 147th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard Miinnehoma wins
1995 - "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
1995 - 59th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
1997 - Cleve Indians closer Jose Mesa found guilty of rape
1997 - Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion
1997 - NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"
1999 - Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated.
2000 - 64th Masters Golf Tournament: Vijay Singh wins, shooting a 278
2000 - 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director
Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen MotherConsort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother 2002 - Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets
2003 - Baghdad falls to U.S. forces ending the invasion of Iraqi but resulting in widespread looting
2005 - 158th Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Hedgehunter wins
2006 - 70th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 281
2011 - A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.
2011 - 164th Grand National: Jason Maguire aboard Ballabriggs wins
2012 - "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"
2013 - 12 civilians and UN peacekeepers are killed in an ambush in Jonglei, Sudan
2013 - 37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil MickelsonGolfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson 2013 - 13 people are killed and 3 are injured from a shooting spree in Velika Ivanča, Serbia
2013 - The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage
2013 - 32nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 93-60
2014 - Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage

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