April 9, 1865 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in History

  • Charles Proteus Steinmetz, German experiment with AC electricity

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Erich Ludendorff, German general during World War I, born in Kruszewnia, Prussia (d. 1937)

German General Erich Ludendorff
German General
Erich Ludendorff

Deaths in History

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