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Notable Historical Events for April 9th

1866Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto

200670th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 281

1768John Hancock refuses to allow two British customs agents to go below deck of his ship, considered by some to be the first act of physical resistance to British authority in the colonies

1928Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

197842nd Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277

1983Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot

198456th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win

197951st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

198953rd Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283

1925Babe Ruth rushed to hospital

April 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 9th

1336Tamerlane (Timur), Central Asian, Turkic conqueror and founder of the Timurid Dynasty (d. 1405)

1966Cynthia Nixon, NYC, actress (Addams Family Values, Pelican Brief)

1957Severiano Ballesteros, Pedrena Spain, golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88)

1990Kristen Stewart, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga)

April 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 9th

1964Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (22) weds co-worker Marlynn Myers

1981NFL coach Bill Cowher (23) weds Kaye Young

1966Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

1953Biologist Alexander Fleming (34) weds doctor Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas (41)

2005His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles

1912Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (22) weds Natalie Talbert

April 9th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 9th

1765Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel, princess of Orange-Nassau, dies at 77

1626Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, dies from pneumonia at 65

April 9th Deaths
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