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April 9th Trivia

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April 9th In Pop Culture History

1865 - At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, ending the US Civil War.

1867 - The Alaska Purchase - the United States bought Alaska from the Russian Empire for $7.2 million, in a treaty ratified by the U.S. Senate.

1945 - The United States Atomic Energy Commission was formed.

1947 (Tornado) Higgins, Texas and Woodward, Oklahoma.

1959 - NASA announced the selection of America's first seven astronauts for Project Mercury. They were Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton - the "Mercury Seven"

1962 - Sophia Loren won Best Actress Oscar for Two Women.

1965 - Astrodome opened with the first indoor baseball game is played. It was an exhibition game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees. The Astros won 2-1.

1966 - #1 Hit April 9, 1966 - April 29, 1966: The Righteous Brothers - (You're My) Soul And Inspiration

1967 - The first Boeing 737 made its maiden flight.

1974 - Phil Brooks was issued a US patent (#3,802,434) for a disposable syringe.

1977 - #1 Hit April 9, 1977 - April 15, 1977: ABBA - Dancing Queen

1981 - Nature published the longest scientific name in history. With 16,569 nucleotides, the systematic name for human mitochondrial DNA is 207,000 letters long. That would be over 1000 typical web pages.

1988 - #1 Hit April 9, 1988 - April 22, 1988: Billy Ocean - Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

1993 - Indecent Proposal, The Sandlot and Sidekicks were released in theaters.

1994 - #1 Hit April 9, 1994 - May 20, 1994: R. Kelly - Bump n' Grind

1998 - The Price Is Right aired their milestone 5,000th episode. Every prize given away on that episode was a car.

1999 - Never Been Kissed debuted in theaters.

2004 - Ella Enchanted, The Alamo, The Whole Ten Yards and The Girl Next Door were released in theaters.

2011 - #1 Hit April 9, 2011 - April 29, 2011: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West - E.T.

April 9th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Actor, John Gobau (1891)
Musician, Mance Lipscomb (1895)
Actor, Paul Robeson (1898)
Actor, Allen Jenkins (1900)
Actor, Paul Willis (1901, d.1960)
Birth control inventor, Gregory Pincus (1903)
Actor, Ward Bond (1903)
Actor, Lyle Latell (1904)
Musician, Sharkey Bonano (1904, d.1972)
Actress, Rafaela Aparicio (1906, d.1996)
Actor, Robert Helpmann (1909)
Actress, Sharon Lynn (1910)
Actor, Albert Remy (1911)
Actor, Brad Dexter (1917, d.2002)
Actor, Frankie Thomas (1921)
Film editor, Dann Cahn (1923, d.2012)
Magazine publisher, Hugh Hefner (1926)
Musician, Tom Lehrer (1928)
Musician, Carl Perkins (1932, d.1998)
Cartoonist, Paul Krassner (1932)
Director, Peter Moores (1932)
Zoologist, Jim Fowler (1932)
Chimpanzee actor, Cheeta (1932)
Actor, Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933)
Actor, Marty Krofft (1937)
Actor, Michael Learned (1939)
Actress, Hannah Gordon (1941)
Musician, Kaye Adams (1941)
Actor, Brandon De Wilde (1942)
Musician, Terry Knight (1943)
Musician, Gus Hardin (1945)
Musician, Les Gray (1946)
Musician, Philip Wright (1946)
Actress, Jaya Bachchan (1948)
Musician, Chico Ryan (1949)
Musician, Steve Gadd (1949)
Actor, Nathan Cook (1950)
Musician, Hal Ketchum (1953)
Fashion designer, Marc Jacobs (1953)
Actor, Dennis Quaid (1954)
Musician, Ednita Nazario (1957)
Musician, Dave Innis (1959)
Musician, Mark Kelly (1961)
TV personality, John Scarborough (1963)
Musician, Soyo Oka (1964)
Model, Paulina Poritzkova (1965)
Actor, Marc Pellegrino (1965)
Actress, Cynthia Nixon (1966)
Actor, Austin Peck (1971)
Actress, Jenna Jameson (1974)
Filmmaker, David Gordon Green (1975)
Musician, Gerard Way (1977)
Musician, Rachel Stevens (1978)
Actress, Keisha Knight Pulliam (1979)
Musician, Albert Hammond, Jr. (1979)
Actor, Keith Nobbs (1979)
Model, Yoanna House (1980)
Musician, Clueso (1980)
Actor, Arlen Escarpeta (1981)
Columbine shooter, Eric Harris (1981, d.1999)
Actor, Jay Baruchel (1982)
Actress, Linda Chung (1984)
Musician, Brian Larsen (1986)
Actress, Leighton Meester (1986)
Musician, Jesse McCartney (1987)
Actress, Kristen Stewart (1990)
Musician, Joshua Ledet (1992)
Actress, Elle Fanning (1998)
Musician, Jackie Evancho (2000)
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