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Calendar for April 9th, 2013

1020s

  • Died 1024: Pope Benedict VIII

  • 1100s

  • 1105: Great Britain's King Henry I was reprimanded for his long hair

  • 1680s

  • 1682: Explorer La Salle claimed the Mississippi basin for France, calling it Louisiana

  • 1790s

  • Born 1794: Theobald Boehm (inventor and musician, who perfected the modern flute)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1830: Eadweard Muybridge (photographer, motion picture pioneer)

  • 1833: First tax-supported U.S. public library founded, Peterborough, New Hampshire

  • 1860s

  • 1865: Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia

  • 1880s

  • 1882: Jumbo the circus elephant arrived in the U.S.

  • 1900s

  • 1905: Aerial Ferry Bridge opened in Duluth, Minnesota

  • 1910s

  • 1912: The Boston Red Sox played Harvard University in the first official baseball game at Fenway Park. (The Sox won 2-0.)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1926: Hugh Hefner (editor & publisher)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1932: Carl Perkins (musician)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1954: Dennis Quaid (actor)

  • Born 1957: Seve Ballesteros (golfer)

  • 1959: NASA introduced first seven astronauts to press

  • Died 1959: Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)

  • 1959: The Boston Celtics became the first NBA team to sweep an NBA championship series

  • 1960s

  • 1962: Golfer Arnold Palmer won his third Masters Tournament

  • 1963: Sir Winston Churchill proclaimed an honorary U.S. citizen

  • 1965: First baseball game in indoor stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Born 1966: Cynthia Nixon (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1979: Keshia Knight Pulliam (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1987: Jesse McCartney (actor & singer)

  • 1990s

  • Born 1990: Kristen Stewart (actress)

  • Born 1998: Elle Fanning (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Harry Babbitt (sang with the Kay Kyser big band on such hits as "The White Cliffs of Dover" and voiced the laugh of Woody Woodpecker)

  • 2005: Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles

  • 2010s

  • 2014: Rare Bactrian camel born at Budapest Zoo.


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