Today in History, April 9: American Civil War ends

Highlights of this day in history: American Civil War effectively ends; Iraq celebrates collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime;NASA announces first seven astronauts dubbed the Mercury Seven; Marian Anderson performs at the Lincoln Memorial; Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles. (April 9)

Famous Birthdays:

  • 1932 Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter (Blue Suede Shoes), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1932 Jim Fowler, naturalist (Wild Kingdom), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1932 Cheeta, chimpanzee actor
  • 1933 Jacques Molicard, translator/navigator
  • 1934 Bill Birch, New Zealand politician
  • 1935 Aulis Sallinen, composer
  • 1936 Jerzy Maksymiuk, composer
  • 1937 Barrington J[ohn] Bayley, UK, sci-fi author (Collision Course)
  • 1938 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician
  • 1939 Michael Learned, actress (Olivia-Waltons, Nurse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1941 Hannah Gordon, actress (Oh Alfie)
  • 1942 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Terry Knight, rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Lapeer, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1945 Gus Hardin, [Carol Ann Blankenship], country singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1946 Philip Wright, rocker (Paper Lace)
  • 1948 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • 1949 Chico Ryan, rock vocalist (Sha Na Na)
  • 1950 Nathan Cook, actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Magnar Åm, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim
  • 1953 Hal Ketchum, country singer (Small Town Saturday Night), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • 1954 Dennis Quaid, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1955 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
  • 1956 Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer
  • 1957 Ednita Nazario, Ponce PR, spanish singer
  • 1963 Joe Scarborough, American television personality
  • 1963 Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer (Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Shane Robinson, Adelaide SA, Australian golfer
  • 1965 Paulina Porizkova, Prostejov Czech, model (Playboy-Aug 87)
  • 1965 Mark Pellegrino, American actor1966 Cynthia Nixon, American actress (Addams Family Values, Pelican Brief), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Oliver Barnett, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1967 Graeme Lloyd, Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1968 Janne Ojanen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
  • 1969 Timothy Young, rower (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Olaf Kolzig, NHL goalie (Team Germany, Washington), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1970 Mike Barz, American meteorologist and TV anchor
  • 1971 Jacques Villeneuve, French-Canadian race car driver
  • 1972 Jeffrey van As, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1973 Spenny Rice, Canadian Entertainer
  • 1974 Kevin Mathis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer
  • 1975 David Gordon Green, American filmmaker
  • 1977 Gerard Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
  • 1978 Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979 Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)
  • 1979 Keith Nobbs, American actor
  • 1980 Clueso, German singer, rapper, songwriter and producer
  • 1982 Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1984 Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player
  • 1985 Yamashita Tomohisa, Japanese singer News
  • 1986 Leighton Meester, American actress
  • 1987 Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer
  • 1990 Kristen Stewart, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1998 Elle Fanning, American Actress
-- YouTube download / AP video / OnThisDay birthdays / Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.