Events from April 9th

By Shyheim
  • Apr 9, 715

    Catholic Pope

    April 9, 0715 Constantine ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • General Robert E. Lee surrenders

    Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
  • Civil Rights Bill

    Civil Rights Bill passes over Pres Andrew Johnson's veto
  • Alaska Purchase

    "Alaska purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska."
  • battle of atbara river

    "Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese"
  • First astronauts introduced

    On April 9, 1959, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) introduces America’s first astronauts to the press: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton. The seven men, all military test pilots, were carefully selected from a group of 32 candidates to take part in Project Mercury, America’s first manned space program. NASA planned to begin manned orbital flights in 1961.
  • George Shultz condems Soviet spying

    Just days before he is to travel to Moscow for talks on arms control and other issues, U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz states that he is “damned angry” about possible Soviet spy activity in the American embassy in the Soviet Union. Soviet officials indignantly replied that the espionage charges were “dirty fabrications.”
  • Honda wins world green car award

    On this day in 2009, the Honda FCX Clarity, a four-door sedan billed as the planet’s first hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicle intended for mass production, wins the World Green Car award at the New York Auto Show.
  • Open SSL

    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
  • Septimius Severus proclaimed emperor

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