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Calendar for April 9th, 2014

Died 1024: Pope Benedict VIII

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1905: Aerial Ferry Bridge opened in Duluth, Minnesota

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

Born 1926: Hugh Hefner (editor & publisher)

Born 1932: Carl Perkins (musician)

Born 1954: Dennis Quaid (actor)

Born 1957: Seve Ballesteros (golfer)

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

1959: NASA introduced first seven astronauts to press

Died 1959: Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)

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)

Born 1979: Keshia Knight Pulliam (actress)

Born 1987: Jesse McCartney (actor & singer)

Born 1990: Kristen Stewart (actress)

Born 1998: Elle Fanning (actress)

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

2014: Rare Bactrian camel born at Budapest Zoo.

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