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?
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.
The American sitcom “Parks and Recreation” debuted on NBC.
US forces pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad as a symbol of the end of the Iraqi president’s brutal reign.
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.
Martin Luther King Jr. was laid to rest in Atlanta, Georgia.
President John F. Kennedy granted Winston Churchill the first-ever honorary US citizenship.
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.
The Hudson Bay Company gave up its territory to the Commonwealth of Canada.
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.
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.
He was the final Byzantine Pope in Rome and the last one to visit Constantinople until 1967.