Daily Calendar for Wednesday, April 9, 2025


  • Pope Benedict VIII –
  • Frank Lloyd Wright (architect) –
  • 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”) –


  • Theobald Boehm (inventor and musician, who perfected the modern flute) –
  • Eadweard Muybridge (photographer, motion picture pioneer) –
  • Hugh Hefner (editor & publisher) –
  • Carl Perkins (musician) –
  • Dennis Quaid (actor) –
  • Seve Ballesteros (golfer) –
  • Cynthia Nixon (actress) –
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam (actress) –
  • Jesse McCartney (actor & singer) –
  • Kristen Stewart (actress) –
  • Elle Fanning (actress) –


  • Great Britain’s King Henry I was reprimanded in church for his long hair–
  • Explorer La Salle claimed the Mississippi basin for France, calling it Louisiana–
  • First tax-supported U.S. public library founded, Peterborough, New Hampshire–
  • Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia–
  • Jumbo the circus elephant arrived in the U.S.–
  • Aerial Ferry Bridge opened in Duluth, Minnesota–
  • The Boston Red Sox played Harvard University in the first official baseball game at Fenway Park. (The Sox won 2-0.)–
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge (WWI) began in France–
  • The Boston Celtics became the first NBA team to sweep an NBA championship series–
  • NASA introduced first seven astronauts to press–
  • Golfer Arnold Palmer won his third Masters Tournament–
  • Sir Winston Churchill proclaimed an honorary U.S. citizen–
  • First baseball game in indoor stadium, Houston, Texas–
  • Nature magazine published the longest known scientific name, which was about 207,000 letters–
  • Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles–
  • Rare Bactrian camel born at Budapest Zoo.–


  • Dust storm in Colorado and Wyoming–
  • F5 tornado hit Glazier and Higgins, Texas, and Woodward, Oklahoma–
  • Texas experienced a bad dust storm–
  • Sixteen inches of snow fell in Eastport, Maine–

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