THE ROBINSON LIBRARY
|The Robinson Library >> On This Day|
On April 9th...
links will open in a new window
1413 Henry V was crowned King of England.
1440 Christopher of Bavaria was appointed King of Denmark.
1483 King Edward IV of England died.
1555 Marcello Cervini was elected Pope; he took the name Marcellus II.
1626 Philosopher Francis Bacon died.
1682 An expedition led by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, became the first to reach the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River.
1738 Rufus Putnam, the "father of Ohio," was born.
1758 Fisher Ames, member of the first U.S. House of Representatives, was born.
1770 Physicist Thomas Johann Seebeck was born.
1792 British General John Burgoyne died.
1816 The African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1830 Eadweard Muybridge, pioneer in the field of "stop-action" photography, was born.
1833 The first tax-supported public library in the United States opened in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
1835 King Leopold II of Belgium was born.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to
Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House,
1866 The U.S.Congress passed the Civil Rights Bill over President Andrew Johnson's veto.
1870 The American Anti-Slavery Society disbanded.
Samuel R. Percy patented dried milk.
1883 Cartoonist Frank King was born.
1889 Violinist Efrem Zimbalist was born.
Curly Lambeau, founder of the Green Bay Packers, was
1899 Stephen J. Field, former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died.
1903 Actor Ward Bond was born.
1905 American politician J. William Fulbright was born.
1906 Hugh Gaitskell, leader of the British Labour Party, was born.
Laotian President Nouhak Phoumsavanh was born.
1918 Latvia proclaimed its independence.
1926 Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was born.
1928 American politician Floyd Spence was born.
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens for
the Stanley Cup.
1935 Comedian Avery Schreiber was born.
1937 Television producer Marty Krofft was born.
1938 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Prime Minister of Russia, was born.
Opera singer Marian Anderson gave a concert in front of the Lincoln
1940 Denmark surrendered to Germany.
1941 The PGA established the Golf Hall of Fame.
1942 Bataan fell to the Japanese.
1945 A Liberty Ship carrying aerial bombs exploded at Bari, Italy, killing 360 persons.
1946 The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup.
Jimmy Demaret won the Masters Golf Tournament.
1952 Hugo Ballivian's government was overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution.
1953 The first issue of TV Guide was published.
1954 Actor Dennis Quaid was born.
1957 Golfer Seve Ballesteros was born.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration introduced
seven military test pilots as the first U.S. "space pilots."
1960 Hendrik F. Verwoerd, Prime Minister of
South Africa, was shot by a white planter at
1961 Sylvanus Olympio
was elected President of Togo.
munitions factory explosion at St. Just d'Ardèche,
France, killed 16 workers and injured 15 more.
1965 The Astrodome hosted its first game, an exhibition game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees.
Anaheim Stadium, home of the California Angels, opened.
first Boeing 737 made its maiden flight.
1968 The German Democratic Republic adopted a constitution.
1971 Auto racer Jacques Villeneuve was born.
1972 Jack Nicklaus won the Masters Golf Tournament.
1973 Tommy Aaron won the Masters Golf Tournament.
1976 The film All the President's Men was released.
1978 Basketball player John Havlicek played his last game.
1979 Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam was born.
1981 The U.S. Navy submarine George Washington rammed the Japanese freighter Nisso Maru.
1988 The United States imposed economic sanctions on Panama.
1989 Nick Faldo won the Masters Golf Tournament.
"Capital News" premiered on ABC-TV.
1991 Georgia S.S.R. voted to secede from the U.S.S.R.
1992 Former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted in Miami of drug and racketeering charges.
1993 The Colorado Rockies won their first home game, and their first game, over the Montreal Expos, 11-4.
1995 Ben Crenshaw won the Masters Golf Tournament.
2000 Vijay Singh won the Masters Golf Tournament.
2001 Baseball player Willie Stargell died.
Baghdad, Iraq, fell to U.S. troops.
2006 Phil Mickelson won the Masters Golf Tournament.
2010 Former U.S. Congressman Bob Franks died.
magnitude 6.1 eathquake killed 37 persons and injured 850
Suicide bombers attacked Egyptian Coptic churches in
Tantra and Alexandria, killing at least 44 persons,
|The Robinson Library
>> On This Day
This page was last updated on January 18, 2018.