What Happened on April 9


Historical Events

475 – Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position
1682 – Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
1935 – Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 for 3-0 series sweep; Maroons last defunct team to win the Cup
1947 – Atomic Energy Commission confirmed
1967 – 1st Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight
1982 – LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record

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Famous Birthdays

1917 – Vincent O’Brien, Irish racehorse trainer (6 x Epsom Derby; 2 x British champion trainer; only British Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky 1970), born in Churchtown, Ireland (d. 2009)
1933 – Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor (Fistful of Dollars), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1994)
1963 – Joe Scarborough, American television personality, born in Atlanta, Georgia
1964 – Charles Jenkins Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1992), born in NYC, New York
1972 – Karen Clark, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
1982 – Jay Baruchel, Canadian actor (Man Seeking Woman), born in Ottawa, Ontario

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Famous Deaths

1980 – Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), dies at 66
1991 – Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
1991 – Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
1994 – Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
2002 – Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)
2010 – Bob Franks, American politician (Rep-R-NJ 1993-2001), dies of cancer at 58

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