Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (Week 15)

April 9 in History

What happened on April 9 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 9 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 9 in history.

1970
Paul McCartney announces the official break-up of the Beatles.
1968
Murdered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is buried.
1966
The statue of Winston Churchill is dedicated at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.
1963
Winston Churchill becomes the first honorary U.S. citizen.
1950
Comedian Bob Hope makes his first television appearance.
1945
The Red Army is repulsed at the Seelow Heights on the outskirts of Berlin.
1942
In the Battle of Bataan, American and Filipino forces are overwhelmed by the Japanese Army.
1940
Germany invades Norway and Denmark.
1921
Russo-Polish conflict ends with signing of the Riga Treaty.
1917
The Battle of Arras begins as Canadian troops begin a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.
1916
The German army launches its third offensive during the Battle of Verdun.
1900
British forces route Boers at Kroonstadt, South Africa.
1865
General Robert E. Lee surrenders his rebel forces to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Va.
1859
Realizing that France has encouraged the Piedmontese forces to mobilize for invading Italy, Austria begins mobilizing its army.
1770
Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay on the Australian continent.
1731
British Captain Robert Jenkins loses an ear to a band of Spanish brigands, starting a war between Britain and Spain: The War of Jenkins’ Ear.
1682
Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi River and all lands that touch it for France.
1454
The city states of Venice, Milan and Florence sign a peace agreement at Lodi, Italy.
1241
In the Battle of Liegnitz, Mongol armies defeat Poles and Germans.