9 APRIL
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1806
  • Charles Pierre Baudelaire, 1821
  • King Leopold II Belgium, 1835
  • Charles Steinmetz, 1865
  • Sol Hurok, 1888
  • Efrem Zimbalist, 1890
  • Mary Pickford, 1893
  • Tommy Manville, 1894
  • Michel Simon, 1895
  • Paul Robeson, 1898
  • Lord David Cecil, 1902
  • Ward Bond, 1904
  • J. William Fulbright, 1905
  • Hugh Gaitskell, 1906
  • Robert Helpmann, 1909
  • Hugh Hefner, 1926
  • Tom Lehrer, 1928
  • Michael Learned, 1929
  • Cheeta (the Chimp), 1932
  • Carl Perkins, 1932
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1933
  • Dennis Quaid, 1954
  • Iain Duncan Smith, 1954
  • Seve Ballesteros, 1957
  • Jacques Villeneuve, 1971
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam, 1979

Died On This Day:

  • King Edward IV, 1483
  • Lorenzo de' Medici, 1492
  • François Rabelais, 1553
  • Sir Francis Bacon, 1626
  • William Law, 1761
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1882
  • Queen Isabella II Spain, 1904
  • Helena Modjeska, 1909
  • Mrs. Patrick Campbell, 1940
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, 1959
  • Linda Darnell, 1965
  • Phil Ochs suicide, 1976
  • John Henry Faulk, 1990
  • Richard Condon, 1996
  • Sidney Lumet, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1388 - Six hundred Swiss men of Glarus in stunning victory over 6,000 Austrian invaders at Näfels.
  • 1413 - Henry V crowned King of England.
  • 1483 - 12 year-old Edward V becomes King of England on death of Edward IV; to reign only 77 days.
  • 1682 - La Salle discovers mouth of the Mississippi river; names it Louisiana and claims it for France.
  • 1770 - Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay, S.E. Coast Australia.
  • 1865 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to U.S. Grant forces at Appomattox-the beginning of the end to Civil War.
  • 1896 - Government of Canada takes possession of all Hudson Bay Company property.
  • 1940 - Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
  • 1942 - Bataan surrenders to the Japanese WWII; tomorrow 5,200 U.S. soldiers to die in Death March.
  • 1992 - Manuel Noriega convicted of eight crimes; first foreign criminal head of state to be convicted in U.S.
  • 2003 - Fall of Baghdad; Saddam Hussein statues come tumbling down in Second Gulf War. Looting. Chaos.
  • 2005 - Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Camilla Parker Bowles, who becomes Duchess of Cornwall.

Holiday:

  • Bataan Day in Philippines

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • PESACH or Passover (Jewish), begins 15th day of lunar month Nisan thru 22nd
  • PALM SUNDAY, Sunday before Easter and first day of Holy Week.
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY, Thursday before Easter
  • GOOD FRIDAY, Friday before Easter
  • EASTER (SUNDAY) (March to May) the first Sunday after the first full moon after the veral equinox (March 22-April 25) in Western churches;
  • EASTER MONDAY, Monday after Easter.
  • CH'ING MING, Festival of Pure Brightness in China (Beginning of second moon (about March 21)
  • NAEFELSERFAHRT, Swiss pilgrimage the first Thursday in April to Näfels
  • BAISAKHI (in India) or VOISHU (in Kerala) or BOHAG BIHU (in Assam) - (Hindu New Year Festival)
  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • MAHAVIR JAYANTI, Indian festival celebrating birth of Lord Mahavira, celebrated early April
  • AKSHAYA TRITIYA, Hindu Festival, celebrated late April
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - begins first Sunday in April - clocks forward
  • Arbor Day - last Friday in April

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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