What happened This day in History on April 9th

For Those With Birthdays 9th April looking for specific year these years are Included on this date
1974 U.S.A. Nuclear Power Debate 9th April 1974 : As oil prices continue to rise major debates are continuing in Government over the increased use of Nuclear power for electricity production or increasing the number of Coal Fired plants with opponents on both sides due to safety and environmental concerns The price of a gallon of gas had changed from 40 cents in 1973 to 55 cents in 1974 an increase of 36% in 12 months. Below Video explains how nuclear power is made Find More What happened in 1974

2003 Iraq Statue of Saddam Hussein 9th April 2003 : Iraqis turn on symbols of former leader, pulling down a statue of Saddam Hussein and tearing it to pieces as US tanks roll into the centre of Baghdad.

1865 U.S.A. Robert E. Lee surrenders 9th April 1865 : Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia

1924 U.S.A. Hoof and Mouth 9th April 1924 : An increased number of Hoof and Mouth Cases are being reported in the current epidemic with and additional 200 plus cows reported with the disease each day in California alone.

1927 U.S.A. Mae West Arrested 9th April 1927 : Mae West is Arrested during her starring role in the play "sex" which she wrote, produced, directed and starred in on Broadway. She was prosecuted on morals charges and sentenced to 10 days in jail for public obscenity.

1940 Norway Germany invades Norway and Denmark 9th April 1940 : Nazi Germany invades neutral Norway and Denmark, surprising the Norwegian, Danish and British defenders of the countries and capturing several strategic points along the coast.

1942 Philippines Surrender To Japanese 9th April 1942 : American and Filipino defenders taking a last stand to the Japanese invasion begun in December 1941 on Bataan surrender to Japanese forces during World War II. The Japanese then forced the 70,000 captured American and Filipino soldiers to march more than a hundred kilometers from Bataan to Tarlac known as the "Bataan Death March" . The Allied and the Philippine Commonwealth forces began the campaign to recapture the Philippines in 1944, with landings on the island of Leyte, and the battle was still going until the Japanese surrender on 2 September 1945 following the dropping of atomic bombs "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, and "Fat Man" over the city of Nagasaki, Japan.


1947 U.S.A. Tornado Woodward, Oklahoma 9th April 1947 : A severe Tornado hit Woodward, Oklahoma where 200 residential blocks were completely leveled and nearly 1,000 homes were razed. 107 people were killed in Woodward and many more were injured.



1959 U.S.A. America's First Astronauts 9th April 1959 : NASA the National Aeronautics and Space Administration introduces America's first astronauts to the world, Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton to take part in Project Mercury, America's first manned space program.





1969 UK Race Relations 9th April 1969 : As race relations continue to worsen in Britain a group of Conductors and drivers on Wolverhampton busses who are practicing Sikhs have won the right to wear turbans on duty after the leader of a Sikh group, Sohan Singh Jolly, had threatened to burn himself to death in protest.




1984 UK Miners Strike 9th April 1984 : Violence at picket lines during the Miners Strikes in the coal industry leads to 100's of picketers arrested during violent clashes with police outside two working coal pits in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

1986 France Renault 9th April 1986 : The French government ruled against the privatization of leading French car maker Renault but did agree to shares in the car maker to the public.

1992 U.S.A. Manuel Noriega 9th April 1992 : Former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega was convicted in Miami of drug and racketeering charges.

1999 Niger Ibrahim Bare Mainassara 9th April 1999 : The president of Niger, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, has been assassinated in an apparent coup attempt

2001 U.S.A. American Airlines Gets Bankrupt TWA 9th April 2001 : Trans World Airlines established in 1930 filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2001 as part of the deal for American Airlines to acquire Trans World Airlines amking American Airlines the No. 1 carrier in the United States

2008 U.S.A. Olympic Torch Relay Protests 9th April , 2008 : Olympic Torch Relay arrives in San Francisco, California where once again large numbers of protesters disrupt the progress of the torch and force a change in it's route.

2009 U.S.A. U.S. 'Black Sites' closed 9th April , 2009 : The U.S. has stopped running its global network of secret prisons, according to the C.I.A. Director Leon Panetta. "C.I.A. no longer operates detention facilities or black sites," he has written. He went on to say that the any remaining sites would be decommissioned. The 'black sites' have been used to detain terrorism suspects, and were used to subject them to 'torturous' interrogation methods. Obama had vowed to shut down the facilities shortly after taking office.

2010 Iran Iran reveals its ‘third generation’ centrifuges 9th April , 2010 : Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has taunted the United States for trying to halt Iran's nuclear program, and showcased an improved centrifuge, which officials say will enrich uranium six times faster than the existing models. Barack Obama, who has been trying to get tougher U.N. sanctions on Tehran, has said that sustained world pressure would prompt Iran to revise its nuclear calculations. Ahmadinejad, in a speech to mark Iran's National Nuclear Day, has called this week's U.S.-Russian nuclear arms reduction treaty "a masquerade" which was hiding their true intentions. "We consider nuclear weapons to be against humanity," he said.

United States 2011 United States US Congress Agrees on Budget Deal 9th April, 2011 : The United States Congress narrowly escaped a government shut down when the Democrats and Republicans were able to reach a temporary deal on the budget. The deal was reached only one hour before the deadline, after which the government would have had to shut down many non-essential services. Congress agreed on a stop-gap budget which would allow them to work on the larger budget while the government could continue to run.


Somalia 2012 Somalia Bombing in Market Kills Twelve
9th April, 2012 : Twelve people died and another thirty were injured after a bomb exploded in a busy market in the town of Baidoa in Somalia. The Islamist group al-Shabab stated that its military operations were behind the blast and that they had been targeting Ethiopian and Somali troops. The governor of the area stated the most of the dead were made up of women and children.



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2014 United States School Stabbing in Pennsylvania

9th April, 2014 : A sixteen year old suspect went into a school near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with two knives and stabbed twenty-two people. While there were several injuries, there were no reported deaths and all the victims were expected to survive the attack. The suspect was later charged with twenty-one counts of assault and four counts of attempted homicide.