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Notable Historical Events for April 9th

197236th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

1968Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta

196226th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

1974Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"

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

1950Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

1865US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant

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

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

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

April 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 9th

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

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

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

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

April 9th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 9th

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

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

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

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

1981NFL coach Bill Cowher (23) weds Kaye Young

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

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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