Today in History, English
Today in History, English

40771April 9Event2003 – Iraq War: Baghdad falls to American forces Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader Saddam Hussein, pulling down a grand statue of him and tearing it to pieces.
40772April 9Event2005 – Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall.
40773April 9Event2009 – In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
40774April 9Event2013 – A 6.1–magnitude earthquake strikes Iran killing 32 people and injuring over 850 people.
40775April 9Event2013 – At least 13 people are killed and another three injured after a man goes on a spree shooting in the Serbian village of Velika Ivanča.
40776April 9Event2014 – A student stabs 20 people at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
40777April 9Birth1498 – Jean, Cardinal of Lorraine (d. 1550)
40778April 9Birth1597 – John Davenport, English minister, co-founded the New Haven Colony (d. 1670)
40779April 9Birth1598 – Johann Crüger, German composer and theorist (d. 1662)
40780April 9Birth1627 – Johann Caspar Kerll, German organist and composer (d. 1693)
40781April 9Birth1634 – Countess Albertine Agnes of Nassau (d. 1696)
40782April 9Birth1648 – Henri de Massue, Earl of Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
40783April 9Birth1649 – James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Dutch-English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (d. 1685)
40784April 9Birth1680 – Philippe Néricault Destouches, French playwright (d. 1754)
40785April 9Birth1686 – James Craggs the Younger, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1721)
40786April 9Birth1691 – Johann Matthias Gesner, German scholar and academic (d. 1761)
40787April 9Birth1717 – Georg Matthias Monn, Austrian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1750)
40788April 9Birth1770 – Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist and academic (d. 1831)
40789April 9Birth1773 – Étienne Aignan, French author and academic (d. 1824)
40790April 9Birth1794 – Theobald Boehm, German flute player and composer (d. 1881)
40791April 9Birth1802 – Elias Lönnrot, Finnish physician and philologist (d. 1884)
40792April 9Birth1806 – Isambard Kingdom Brunel, English engineer, designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge (d. 1859)
40793April 9Birth1807 – James Bannerman, Scottish theologian and academic (d. 1868)
40794April 9Birth1821 – Charles Baudelaire, French poet and critic (d. 1867)
40795April 9Birth1830 – Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer and cinematographer (d. 1904)
40796April 9Birth1835 – Leopold II of Belgium (d. 1909)
40797April 9Birth1835 – Somerset Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore (d. 1913)
40798April 9Birth1846 – Paolo Tosti, Italian-English composer and educator (d. 1916)
40799April 9Birth1865 – Erich Ludendorff, German general and politician (d. 1937)
40800April 9Birth1865 – Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Polish-American mathematician and engineer (d. 1923)

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