Historical Events and Current Affairs on April 9

1241 :Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles & Germans
1388 :Battle of N„fels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army
1454 :Milan/Venice signs peace of Lodi
1474 :Breisach land guardian Peter von Hagenbach throws out Walloon/Italians
1483 :Edward I (12) succeeds Edward IV as king of England
1538 :Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union
1555 :Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
1609 :Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
1621 :Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
1667 :1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris)
1682 :Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
1691 :French troops occupy Mons
1724 :1st Easter [NS=April 16]
1770 :Capt James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia)
1783 :Tippu Sahib drives out English from Bednore India
1808 :Mayor Wolters offers French king Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace
1814 :Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance
1816 :African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila)
1829 :Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
1831 :Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain & Spain
1833 :1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH)
1838 :National Galley opens in London
1864 :Battle of Pleasant Hill LA, 2870 casualities
1865 :Federals capture Ft Blakely, Alabama
1865 :Robert E Lee & 26,765 troops, surrender to US Grant at Appomattox
1866 :Civil Rights Bill passes over Pres Andrew Johnson's veto
1869 :Hudson Bay Company cedes it's territory to Canada
1870 :American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
1872 :Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
1878 :1st Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn
1894 :1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
1912 :Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for NY
1914 :"World, the Flesh & the Devil," 1st color film, shown in London
1914 :1st full color film shown "World, Flesh & Devil" (London)
1914 :Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico
1917 :Battle of Arras begins
1917 :Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops
1918 :Latvia proclaims independence
1923 :Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman," premieres in Dublin
1925 :Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
1927 :Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti given death sentences
1928 :Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed," premieres in Pasadena
1928 :Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"
1928 :Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
1928 :Turkey passes separation of church & state
1931 :Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Mont Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
1939 :Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial
1940 :German cruiser Blcher torpedoed/capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die
1940 :Germany invades Norway & Denmark during WW II (Denmark surrenders)
1942 :Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan
1944 :Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientals Ecclesiae
1945 :Battleship Admiral Scheer sinks British aircraft carrier
1945 :Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
1947 :Atomic Energy Commission confirmed
1947 :Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year
1947 :Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300
1949 :Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages
1949 :UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in
1950 :Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
1952 :Popular uprising in Bolivia
1953 :"TV Guide" publishes 1st issue
1953 :Jomo Kenyatta sentenced to 7 years in Kenya
1954 :WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 :Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy," premieres in Wash DC
1957 :Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
1959 :Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators)
1959 :Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot
1959 :NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
1960 :South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle
1962 :JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
1963 :Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen (posthumously)
1965 :as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun
1965 :Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
1965 :India & Pakistan engage in border fight
1966 :Anaheim Stadium for Calif Angels opens
1966 :Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
1967 :"At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 perfs
1967 :1st Boeing 737 rolls out
1967 :Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down
1968 :German DR adopts constitution
1968 :Martin Luther King Jr, buried in Atlanta
1968 :Minn's Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
1968 :Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
1969 :1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
1969 :Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
1970 :Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
1971 :Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
1972 :"Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances
1972 :USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty
1973 :in an illegal racetrack scheme
1973 :Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
1973 :Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role
1974 :Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer
1974 :with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
1976 :US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
1977 :Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
1978 :Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, & 13-5 (each with a grand slam)
1978 :David Thompson scores ties 3rd highest total in the NBA - 73
1978 :Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George
1979 :Longest doubles ping-pong match of 101 hrs, begins
1980 :Belgium's Marten's govt resigns
1980 :Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6
1981 :LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
1981 :US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
1983 :6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth
1983 :Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot
1987 :Wayne Gretzky passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
1988 :"Les Miserables," opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
1988 :Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
1988 :US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
1989 :Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
1989 :Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev
1989 :Wash DC march supporting 1973 Roe vs Wade decision (allow abortions)
1990 :"Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
1990 :Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
1990 :NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
1990 :World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
1991 :Date of Microsoft MS DOS 5.0
1991 :Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR
1992 :"Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
1992 :Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
1992 :John Majors, (C) elected PM of England
1992 :Noriega convicted on 8 of 10 drug & racketeering charges
1992 :US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drugs
1992 :William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
1994 :BPAA US Open by Justin Hromek
1994 :Singer Wayne Newton (52) weds attorney Kathleen McCrone (30)
1994 :STS-59 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
1995 :"Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances
1997 :Cleve Indians closer Jose Mesa found guilty of rape
1997 :Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion
2000 :64th Golf Masters Championship:
2003 :London, UK: Paula Radcliffe says she is ready for the next challenge of breaking her own world mark after having an accidential crash previously.
2003 :Paris, France: FIA announced that it will investigate the results of the shortened Brazilian GP and could alter the standings.



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