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Notable Historical Events for April 9th

19651st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

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

1968Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta

1978Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter)

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

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

1987For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ

2002Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets

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

196234th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

April 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 9th

1898[Earl] Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Wisconsin, NFL coach (GB Packers)

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

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

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

April 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 9th

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

1981NFL coach Bill Cowher (23) weds Kaye Young

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

1913US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

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

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

April 9th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 9th

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

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

April 9th Deaths
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