- April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 266 days remaining until the end of the year.
- The preceding day is April 8.
- Next day is April 10.
April 9th Deaths (Here)
April 9 Events:
193 – Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (Balkans region).
475 – Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
1241 – Mongol forces defeat the Polish & German armies (Battle of Liegnitz).
1413 – Henry V is crowned King of England.
1440 – Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
1682 – Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River - he claims it on behalf of France & names it Louisiana.
1860 – Oldest audible sound recording of a human voice is made.
1865 – Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia (American Civil War).
1867 – United States purchases Alaska from Russia following ratification of a treaty.
1909 – Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act passed by the U.S. Congress.
1916 – The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their 3rd offensive of the battle (World War I).
1917 – The Battle of Arras – the battle begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge (World War I).
1918 – The Battle of the Lys – World War I
1937 – The Kamikaze, the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe, arrives at Croydon Airport in London.
1940 – Operation Weserübung – Germany invades Denmark & Norway (World War II).
1942 – The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March (World War II).
1945 – The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk (World War II).
1945 – The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends (World War II).
1945 – United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
1947 – Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes run through Texas, Oklahoma, & Kansas.
1947 – The Journey of Reconciliation - the first interracial Freedom Ride begins.
1948 – Jorge Eliécer Gaitán's assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá.
1948 – Massacre at Deir Yassin.
1952 – Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution.
1957 – Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared & opens to shipping.
1959 – Project Mercury - NASA announces the selection of the United States' first 7 astronauts.
1965 – Astrodome opens - 1st indoor baseball game is played.
1967 – First Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
1968 – Funeral of Martin Luther King.
1969 – First British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
1980 – Saddam Hussein's regime kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr & his sister Bint al-Huda after 3 days of torture.
1989 – The April 9 tragedy in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR.
1991 – Georgia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1992 – Manuel Noriega, former Panamanian dictator, is found guilty in a U.S. Federal Court of drug & racketeering charges.
1992 – John Major's Conservative Party wins a 4th general election victory in the United Kingdom.
2003 – 2003 invasion of Iraq.
2005 – Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales & Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in a civil ceromony at Windsor's Guildhall.
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