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Notable Historical Events for April 9th

1959Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

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

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

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

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

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

193Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).

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

1968Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta

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

April 9th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 9th

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

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)

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

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

1966Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

April 9th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 9th

1959Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89

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

April 9th Deaths
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