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

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

1968Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1950Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

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

1959Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot

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

1925Babe Ruth rushed to hospital

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

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

1963Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen

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

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

1947Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year

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

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

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

1989Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

April 9th Historical Events
Date Event
193
Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans). 
475
Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position. 
715
Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
1241
Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles & Germans 
1388
Battle of Näfels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army 
1413
Henry V is crowned King of England. 
1440
Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark. 
1454
Milan and Venice sign peace of Lodi 
1474
Breisach land guardian Peter von Hagenbach throws out Walloon/Italians 
1483
Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He was never crowned, and disappeared, presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower") 
1538
Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union 
1555
Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II 
1609
Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact 
1621
Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends 
1667
1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris) 
1682
Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France 
1691
French troops occupy Mons 
1731
British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain 
1768
John 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 
1783
Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India 
1808
Mayor Wolters offers French King Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace 
1814
Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance of the Netherlands 
1816
African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Phila) 
1829
Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200 
1833
1st tax-supported public library (Peterborough, NH) 
1838
UK National Gallery re-opens in its new dedicated building in Trafalgar Square, London 
1864
Battle of Pleasant Hill LA, 2870 casualities 
1864
Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War. 
1865
US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant 
1866
Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto 
1869
Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada 
1870
American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves 
1872
Samuel R Percy patents dried milk 
1894
1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz 
1906
3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS) 
1909
The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States 
1912
1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs Harvard) 
1913
Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0 
1914
"World, the Flesh & the Devil", 1st color film, shown in London 
1914
Tampico incident - US ship crew arrested in Mexico 
1914
US President W Wilson refuses to recognize Huerta as President of Mexico on the ground that he has not been elected by the people 
1916
The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection 
1917
Battle of Arras begins 
1917
Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops 
1918
Latvia proclaims independence 
1923
Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" premieres in Dublin 
1925
Babe Ruth rushed to hospital 
1927
Italy & US anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti given death sentences 
1928
Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed" premieres in Pasadena 
1928
Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil" 
1928
Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss 
1928
Turkey passes separation of church & state 
1931
Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Mont Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period 
1932
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games 
1935
Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games 
1939
Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial 
1940
German cruiser Blucher torpedoed and capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die 
1940
Germany invades Norway & Denmark during WW II (Denmark surrenders) 
1941
PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame 
1942
Battle of Bataan; US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan 
1944
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientals Ecclesiae 
1945
Battleship Admiral Scheer sunk by RAF bombing in Kiel 
1945
Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360 
1945
NFL requires players to wear long stockings 
1945
World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, East Prussia, ends. 
1946
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 
1947
Atomic Energy Commission confirmed 
1947
Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year 
1947
Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300 
1948
Massacre at Deir Yassin. 
1949
UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages 
1950
14th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283 
1950
4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party & South Pacific win 
1950
Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance 
1952
Popular uprising in Bolivia 
1952
Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines 
1953
"TV Guide" publishes 1st issue 
1953
Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film, entitled House of Wax. 
1954
WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1957
Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Wash DC 
1957
Suez Canal cleared for all shipping 
1959
Balt Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Wash Senators) 
1959
Bill Sharman hits a NBA record 56 consecutive foul shot 
1959
NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury 
1959
13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title 
1960
14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3 
1960
South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle 
1962
26th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280 
1962
34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win 
1962
JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium 
1963
Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen 
1965
Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK 
1965
India & Pakistan engage in border fight 
1965
1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun 
1966
Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens 
1967
"At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 perfs 
1967
1st Boeing 737 rolls out 
1967
31st Golf Masters Championship: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280 
1967
Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down 
1967
The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight. 
1968
German DR adopts constitution 
1968
Martin Luther King Jr., buried in Atlanta 
1968
Minn's Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot 
1968
Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference 
1969
1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol) 
1969
Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3 
1971
Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK 
1972
"Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances 
1972
36th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286 
1972
Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI 
1972
USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty 
1973
37th Golf Masters Championship: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283 
1973
Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam 
1973
Otto Kerner, former governor of Illinois, convicted for his role in an illegal racetrack scheme 
1974
Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life" 
1975
24 OECD members sign an agreement to establish a $25 billion lending facility to provide assistance to industrial nations hurt by high oil prices 
1976
US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use 
1977
Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years 
1978
42nd Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277 
1978
Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, & 13-5 (each with a grand slam) 
1978
David Thompson scores ties 3rd highest total in the NBA - 73 
1978
Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points & San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter) 
1979
51st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win 
1980
Belgium's Marten's government resigns 
1980
Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Isles 
1980
Soyuz 35 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 
1981
Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands wins a by-election to be elected as a Member of Parliament at Westminster; the law is later changed to prevent prisoners standing in elections 
1981
LA Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0 
1981
US sub George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru 
1982
LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record 
1983
6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth 
1983
Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot 
1984
56th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win 
1985
White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game 
1986
"Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character 
1987
For 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 
1988
"Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka 
1988
Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round 
1988
US imposes economic sanctions on Panama 
1989
53rd Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 
1989
Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car 
1989
Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
1989
Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev 
1989
Scott Hoch chokes on 18 inch putt & loses Masters golf tournament 
1989
Wash DC march supporting 1973 Roe vs Wade decision (allow abortions) 
1990
"Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV 
1990
Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees 
1990
NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1 
1990
World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC) 
1991
Georgia SSR votes to secede from USSR 
1992
"Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway 
1992
Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman 
1992
John Majors, (C) elected PM of England 
1992
Noriega convicted on 8 of 10 drug & racketeering charges 
1992
Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12) 
1992
US Fed court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drugs 
1992
William O Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA 
1993
Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos 
1994
BPAA US Open by Justin Hromek 
1994
STS-59 (Endeavour) launches into orbit 
1995
"Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 25 performances 
1995
59th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274 
1997
Cleve Indians closer Jose Mesa found guilty of rape 
1997
Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion 
1997
NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl" 
1999
Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated. 
2000
64th Golf Masters Championship: Vijay Singh wins, shooting a 278 
2002
Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets 
2003
Baghdad falls to U.S. forces ending the invasion of Iraqi but resulting in widespread looting 
2006
70th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 281 
2011
A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands. 
2012
The Lion King becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking The Phantom of the Opera 
2013
12 civilians and UN peacekeepers are killed in an ambush in Jonglei, Sudan 
2013
37 people are killed and 850 are injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Iran 
2013
13 people are killed and 3 are injured from a shooting spree in Velika Ivanča, Serbia 
2013
The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage 
2014
Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage 
2016
North Korea Says It Successfully Tested Missile Engine 
2016
Civil rights groups mobilize against Mississippi's 'religious freedom' law 
2016
Dennis Hastert 'paid hush money to cover up sex abuse' 
2016
Panama papers: Mossack Fonseca offices in El Salvador raided 
2016
Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert over 'anti-gay' law 
2017
Trump's UN envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US 
2017
Syrian airfield hit by US missiles up and running again 
2017
US aircraft carrier-led strike group headed toward Korean Peninsula 
2017
Hacker sets off emergency alarms, frightening Dallas residents 
2017
Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded 
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