2021 April

April 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 9

April 9th is known as Unicorn Day and Name Yourself Day.

Welcome to day 99 of 365! We’re still 266 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

For those of you who were born on April 9, your zodiac sign is Aries.

This day over the years has been a big day for war and peace, politicians and the loss of many important past figures.

Did you know that on this day in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was laid to rest? His funeral and burial took place in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 9th in history!

What Happened On April 9 In History?

2021

The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip died at age 99.

Strangely enough, he died the 99th day of the year, on the morning of the 9th day of the month.
Source BBC
2009

The American sitcom “Parks and Recreation” debuted on NBC.

2003

US forces pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad as a symbol of the end of the Iraqi president’s brutal reign.

2002

Great Britain held The Queen Mother’s funeral in London, England.

The funeral was at Westminster Abbey, UK. The Queen Mother passed away at 101 years old on March 30, 2002.
1968

Martin Luther King Jr. was laid to rest in Atlanta, Georgia.

1963

President John F. Kennedy granted Winston Churchill the first-ever honorary US citizenship.

OTD in 1963: President John F. Kennedy granted Winston Churchill the first-ever honorary US citizenship.
1940

Nazi Germany invaded and attacked Denmark.

OTD in 1940: Nazi Germany invaded and attacked Denmark.
The battle lasted six hours by which point Denmark surrendered. Proceeding their victory, the German High Command told the press that Denmark surrendered peacefully.
1869

The Hudson Bay Company gave up its territory to the Commonwealth of Canada.

1865

Confederate General Robert E. Lee ended his campaign at The Battle of Appomattox Court House.

He and his 26,765 troops surrendered to US Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S Grant. The war didn't officially end until May 8th of the same year.
1483

King Edward V of England died.

It is thought the king's health deteriorated due to regularly eating large meals, throwing up and returning to eating again.
715

Pope Constantine died.

He was the final Byzantine Pope in Rome and the last one to visit Constantinople until 1967.

Did you know that on this day, April 9th 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was laid to rest?