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This Day in History for April 9 – Hussein’s Statue Falls and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – Robert E. Lee surrenders his army to Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War (More info)

1959 – NASA announces its first seven astronauts, later dubbed the “Mercury Seven” (More info)

1992 – Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is convicted of drug and racketeering charges (More info)

2003 – US Marines help Iraqis topple Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad (More info)

2005 – Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony (More info)

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