April 9 Events in History - April 9 Birthdays - April 9 Deaths
2015 Amazon is again exempted from Federal Aviation Administration commercial drone flight prohibitions, allowing it to test delivery drones; the company had to reapply for exemption, as its drone fleet grew outdated while waiting for initial approval
2014 A flaw in OpenSSL, the encryption method for many websites, has been identified, potentially compromising user security data across the Internet; web users are urged to change login names and passwords immediately
2014 The University of Connecticut achieves a second championship as the women's basketball team takes home the NCAA championship title after a 79-58 victory over Notre Dame; the men's basketball team won the NCAA title this season
2013 Japan set Patriot missiles in central Tokyo and Okinawa Island and sent two warships to patrol the Sea of Japan
2013 Authorities from North Korea, advise authorities to leave South Korea soon, anticipating a possible conflict
2012 The broadway show, 'The Lion King', becomes the highest grossing show of all time, overtaking 'Phantom of the Opera'
2012 Facebook purchases Instagram, a photo sharing application, for $1 billion
2011 In the Republic of Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa, President Ismael Omar Guelleh wins re-election with 79% of the vote
2011 Iowa's Monona County, located in the midwestern United States, is hit by a tornado
2010 Rescuers search for over 200 people believed to be buried in their homes by a landslide in Murro do Bumba near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2005 Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are married
2000 64th Golf Masters Championship:
1997 Major League Soccer announces Miami and Chicago expansion
1997 NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL and possible "World Classic Bowl"
1995 "Translations" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 25 performances
1995 59th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
1994 BPAA U.S. Open by Justin Hromek
1994 STS-59, Endeavour, launches into orbit
1994 Singer Wayne Newton (52) weds attorney Kathleen McCrone (30)
1993 Colorado Rockies 1st home game and 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
1992 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway
1992 John Majors, (C) elected Prime Minister of England
1992 Noriega convicted on 8 of 10 drug and racketeering charges
1992 Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
1992 U.S. Federal court finds Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug crimes
1992 William O. Studeman, becomes deputy director of CIA
1991 Date of Microsoft MS DOS 5.0
1991 Georgia SSR votes to secede from U.S.S.R.
1990 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
1990 Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
1990 New York Islanders beat New York Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
1990 World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
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 New York's 4-3 loss to Clev
1989 Scott Hoch chokes on 18 inch putt and loses Masters golf tournament
1989 Washington D.C. march supporting 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision
1988 "Les Miserables," opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
1988 Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
1988 U.S. imposes economic sanctions on Panama
1987 For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game Wayne Gretzky passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ
1986 "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
1985 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
1984 56th Academy Awards - "Terms of Endearment," R Duvall and S Maclaine win
1983 6th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 1 returns to Earth
1983 Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot
1982 Los Angeles Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela's 1st start, beats Astros 2-0
1981 U.S. submarine George Washington rams Japanese freighter Nisso Maru
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
1979 51st Academy Awards - "Deer Hunter," Jon Voight and Jane Fonda win
1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match of 101 hours, begins
1978 42nd Golf Masters Championship: Gary Player wins, shooting a 277
1978 Brewers sweep Orioles 11-3, 16-3, and 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 and San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter)
1977 Communist party in Spain allowed legally after 40 years
1976 U.S. and Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
1974 Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies and gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
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
1972 "Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 506 performances
1972 36th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
1972 Glenn Turner (259) and Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand vs. WI
1972 U.S.S.R. and Iraq sign friendship treaty
1971 Ringo releases "It Don't Come Easy" in UK
1970 Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
1969 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)
1969 Chicago Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
1968 East Germany adopts constitution
1968 Martin Luther King, Jr., buried in Atlanta
1968 Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
1968 Ralph Aberbathy elected to head So Christian Leadership Conference
1967 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth New York City after 105 performances
1967 1st Boeing 737 rolls out
1967 31st Golf Masters Championship: Gay Brewer, Jr. wins, shooting a 280
1967 Shortwave broadcaster Radio New York Worldwide's transmitter burns down
1966 Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
1966 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
1965 Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in U.K.
1965 India and Pakistan engage in border fight
1965 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun
1963 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary U.S. citizen
1962 26th Golf Masters Championship: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280
1962 34th Academy Awards - "West Side Story," Sophia Loren and Max Schell win
1962 John F. Kennedy throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
1960 14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St. Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
1960 South African premier Verwoerd wounded in battle
1959 Baltimore Orioles pull their 2nd triple play (3-6-3 vs Washington 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 Minnesota Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title
1957 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy," premieres in Washington D.C.
1957 Suez Canal cleared for all shipping
1955 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1954 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue
1953 Jomo Kenyatta sentenced to 7 years in Kenya
1952 Popular uprising in Bolivia
1950 14th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 283
1950 4th Tony Awards: Cocktail Party and South Pacific win
1950 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
1949 U.N. International Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel and awards Britain damages
1947 Atomic Energy Commission confirmed
1947 Baseball suspends Brooklyn Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year
1947 Tornadoes striking West Texas and Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300
1946 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
1945 Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
1945 NFL requires players to wear long stockings
1944 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientals Ecclesiae
1942 Battle of Bataan, U.S. and Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japanese at Bataan
1941 PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
1940 German cruiser Blucher torpedoed and capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die
1940 Germany invades Norway and Denmark during WW II, Denmark surrenders
1939 Marian Anderson sings before 75,000 at Lincoln Memorial
1935 Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
1932 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep New York Rangers in 3 games
1931 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Mont Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
1928 Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed," premieres in Pasadena
1928 Mae West's New York City debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"
1928 Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
1928 Turkey passes separation of church and state
1927 Italy and U.S. anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti given death sentences
1925 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
1923 Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman," premieres in Dublin
1918 Latvia proclaims independence
1917 Battle of Arras begins
1917 Vimy Ridge France stormed by Canadian troops
1914 "World, the Flesh and the Devil," 1st color film, shown in London
1914 1st full color film shown "World, Flesh and Devil" in London
1914 Tampico incident - U.S. ship crew arrested in Mexico
1913 Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
1912 1st exhibition baseball game at Fenway Park (Red Sox vs. Harvard)
1912 Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for New York
1906 3rd modern Olympic games opens in Athens
1894 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
1878 1st Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn
1872 Samuel R. Percy patents dried milk
1870 American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
1869 Hudson Bay Company cedes it's territory to Canada
1866 Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto
1865 Federals capture Ft. Blakely, Alabama
1865 Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops, surrender to U.S. Grant at Appomattox
1864 Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, 2870 causalities
1838 National Galley opens in London
1833 1st tax-supported public library in Peterborough, New Hampshire
1831 Robert Jenkins loses an ear, starts war between Britain and Spain
1829 Danzig (Gdansk) dike break flood kills 1,200
1816 African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes in Philadelphia
1814 Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance
1808 Mayor Wolters offers French king Louis Napoleon townhall as a palace
1783 Tippu Sahib drives out English from Bednore India
1770 Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia)
1691 French troops occupy Mons
1682 Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
1667 1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris)
1621 Spain and Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
1609 Spain and Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
1555 Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
1538 Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union
1483 Edward I (12) succeeds Edward IV as king of England
1474 Breisach land guardian Peter von Hagenbach throws out Walloon/Italians
1454 Milan/Venice signs peace of Lodi
1388 Battle of Nafels; Glarius Swiss defeat Habsburg (Austrian) army
1241 Battle of Liegnitz - Mongol armies defeat Poles and Germans
715 Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope