What Happened on April 9, 1865

America’s Civil War Comes Home To Roost

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Proteus Steinmetz, German-American electrical engineer (development of alternating current), born in Breslau, Province of Silesia, Prussia (d. 1923)

Erich Ludendorff (1865-1937)

German general during World War I, born in Kruszewnia, Prussia

Born in 1865

Famous Deaths

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

About April 9, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries