On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 1864

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, Confederate assault repulsed by Union side with high cost of estimated 3,100 causalities
  • Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War

Famous Birthdays

  • Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical engineer and inventor, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1930)