Saturday, April 9, 2016

Today in History: Saturday, April 09, 2016



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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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Kristen Stewart ("Twilight" movies) turns 26 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Hugh HefnerPlayboy magazine founder90
Jim FowlerNaturalist86
Michael LearnedActress ("The Waltons")77
Hal KetchumCountry singer63
Dennis QuaidActor62
Paulina PorizkovaActress, model51
Cynthia NixonActress ("Sex and the City")50
Gerard WayRock singer (My Chemical Romance)39
Keshia Knight PulliamActress ("The Cosby Show")37
Jesse McCartneyActor, singer29
Elle FanningActress ("Because of Winn-Dixie")18
Jackie EvanchoSinger16
Actress Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") turns 30 years old today.
AP Photo/Dan Steinberg
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