Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Wednesday, April  09, 2014
AP Highlight in History: 
On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the village of Appomattox Court House, Va.
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On this date in:
1939Black singer Marian Anderson performed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after she was denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution because of her race.
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1940Germany invaded Denmark and Norway during World War II.
1942American and Philippine defenders on Bataan capitulated to Japanese forces during World War II.
1959NASA announced the selection of America's first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton.
1969The album "Nashville Skyline" by Bob Dylan was released.
1992Former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted in Miami of eight drug and racketeering charges.
2001American Airlines' parent company acquired bankrupt Trans World Airlines.
2003Jubilant Iraqis celebrated the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime, beheading a toppled statue of their longtime ruler in downtown Baghdad.
AP Photo/Jerome Delay
2005Britain's Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles, who took the title Duchess of Cornwall.
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Today's Birthdays:
Actress Kristen Stewart ("Twilight" movies) turns 24 years old today.
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Hugh HefnerPlayboy magazine founder88
Jim FowlerNaturalist84
Michael LearnedActress ("The Waltons")75
Hal KetchumCountry singer61
Dennis QuaidActor60
Paulina PorizkovaActress, model49
Cynthia NixonActress ("Sex and the City")48
Gerard WayRock singer (My Chemical Romance)37
Keshia Knight PulliamActress ("The Cosby Show")35
Jesse McCartneyActor, singer27
Elle FanningActress ("Because of Winn-Dixie")16
Jackie EvanchoSinger14
Actress Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") turns 28 years old today.
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg
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