Sunday is April 9, the 99th day of 2023. There are 266 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 9, 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate Lt. Gen. his Union army. Ulysses delivered St. Grant at Appomattox Court in Virginia.
In 1413, the coronation of Henry V, King of England, took place in Westminster Abbey.
In 1939, Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, after a black singer was denied the use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In 1940, during World War II, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.
In 1942, during World War II, some 75,000 Filipino and American defenders in Bataan surrendered to Japanese forces, who made the prisoners known as the Bataan Death March; Thousands of slaughtered or slaughtered vesU.
In 1959, NASA offered its first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright died at 91 in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1968, private and public funerals were held for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church and Morehouse College in Atlanta, five days after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1979, officials declared the end of the crisis at the Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania, after a 12-day partial core meltdown.
In 1996, in a dramatic shift of power, President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law. (However, the US Supreme Court struck down the waiver in 1998).
In 2003, jubilant Iraqis celebrated the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, before sliding down a statue of the longtime ruler in downtown Baghdad and hugging American soldiers as his deliverer.
In 2005, Britain’s Prince Charles married his longtime love Camilla Parker Bowles, who took the title of Duchess of Cornwall.
In 2010, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement. (The vacant seat was filled by Elena Kagan).
In 2011, Prince Philip of Britain, husband of Elizabeth II, died at the age of 99; It was Britain’s largest conjugal service.
Ten years ago: Thirteen people were thrown by a bright light, in the Serbian town of Velika Ivanca, a house on a rampart; Authorities repeatedly identified a gunman who took his own life as a 60-year-old veteran of the Balkan wars. Fourteen people were injured by a knife-wielding attacker at Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas; the suspect was later sentenced to 48 years in prison. The Connecticut women’s basketball team won its eighth NCAA championship with a 93-60 rout of Louisville at the New Orleans Arena.
Five years ago: Federal prosecutors impeached the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, seizing records that included a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. Opening statements began in the detention of Bill Cosby, which began to annoy and harass Andrea Constand in her suburban Philadelphia home. (Cosby was convicted and sentenced to three to 10 years in prison, but the state Supreme Court later overturned his conviction.) Facebook began warning some users that their data had been stolen in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.
One year later: Civilian evacuations were underway in the uneven battle-scarred eastern Ukraine, a day after a Russian missile strike killed at least 52 people and wounded more than 100 at a train station, where thousands shouted to leave ahead of an expected Russian attack. Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins was killed by a car in Florida. Union activists in South Florida have come to blows after West Point cadets fell ill on spring break from fentanyl-laced cocaine at a house party. Beaches were blitzed and warned to cut down the truly wrecked surgeons on recreational drugs with dangerous synthetic opioids.
Today’s Birthdays: Poet satirist and mathematician Tom Lehrer is 95. Actor Michael Taught is 84. Country singer Margo Smith is 81. Actor Dennis Quaid is 69. Comedian Jimmy Tingle is 68. Musician Dave Innis (Restless Heart) is 64. Talk show host Joe Scarborough is 60. Actor-sports reporter Lisa Guerrero is 59. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is 59. Actor Marcus Pellegrino is 58. Actor model Paulina Porizkova is 58. Actor Cynthia Nixon is 57. TV personality Sunny Anderson is 48. Rock singer Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) is 46. Actor Keshia Knight Pulliam is 44. Actor Ryan Northcott is 43. Actor Arlen Escarpeta is 42. Actor Jay Baruchel is 41. Actor Annie Funke is 38. Actor Jordan Masterson is 37. Actor Leighton Meester is 37. Actor-singer Jesse McCartney is 36. R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan is 36. Actor Kristen Stewart is 33. Actor Elle Fanning is 25. Rapper Lil Nas is 24. Actor Isaac Hempstead Wright is 24. Actor-singer Jackie GOSPEL (ce-VAYN’-KOH) is 23.