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  • New Granada (Present Day Colombia)
    Wednesday Apr 9, 1828

    Simón Bolívar

    This move was considered controversial in New Granada and was one of the reasons for the deliberations

    New Granada (Present Day Colombia)
    Wednesday Apr 9, 1828

    This move was considered controversial in New Granada and was one of the reasons for the deliberations, which met from 9 April to 10 June 1828. The convention almost ended up drafting a document which would have implemented a radically federalist form of government, which would have greatly reduced the powers of a central administration. The federalist faction was able to command a majority for the draft of a new constitution which has definite federal characteristics despite its ostensibly centralist outline. Unhappy with what would be the ensuing result, pro-Bolívar delegates withdrew from the convention, leaving it moribund.




  • Appomattox, Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 9, 1865

    Juneteenth

    General Robert E. Lee surrendered

    Appomattox, Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 9, 1865

    Despite the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at the Old Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, the western Army of the Trans-Mississippi did not surrender until June 2.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 9, 1868

    Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

    Several Witnesses

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Apr 9, 1868

    The prosecution called several witnesses in the course of the proceedings until April 9, when they rested their case.




  • Moldova (Then Bessarabia)
    Tuesday Apr 9, 1918

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Signing The Union of Bessarabia with Romania

    Moldova (Then Bessarabia)
    Tuesday Apr 9, 1918

    The Union of Bessarabia with Romania was signed on 9 April 1918. The unification act that brought these lands within the modern Romanian state was not recognized by Bolshevik Soviet Russia, but it was occupied with fighting the White movement, Poland and the Ukraine in its war for independence, and resources were not available to challenge Romania.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Apr 9, 1933

    Great Depression

    Emergency Banking Act was enacted

    U.S.
    Sunday Apr 9, 1933

    The Emergency Banking Act was enacted, which enabled a restructuring of the banking system.




  • Denmark and Norway
    Tuesday Apr 9, 1940

    Adolf Hitler

    German forces invaded Denmark and Norway

    Denmark and Norway
    Tuesday Apr 9, 1940

    On 9 April, German forces invaded Denmark and Norway. On the same day Hitler proclaimed the birth of the Greater Germanic Reich, his vision of a united empire of Germanic nations of Europe in which the Dutch, Flemish, and Scandinavians were joined into a "racially pure" polity under German leadership.




  • Denmark and Norway
    Tuesday Apr 9, 1940

    World War II

    Operation Weserübung

    Denmark and Norway
    Tuesday Apr 9, 1940

    In April 1940, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway to protect shipments of iron ore from Sweden, which the Allies were attempting to cut off. The operation lasted from 9 April to 10 June 1940.


  • Colombia
    Friday Apr 9, 1948

    Colombian conflict

    La Violencia

    Colombia
    Friday Apr 9, 1948

    In 1948 the assassination of populist Jorge Eliécer Gaitán radically stirred up the armed conflict. It led to the Bogotazo, an urban riot killing more than 4,000 people, and subsequently to ten years of sustained rural warfare between members of Colombian Liberal Party and the Colombian Conservative Party, a period known as La Violencia ("The Violence"), which took the lives of more than 200,000 people throughout the countryside.


  • Laos
    Thursday Apr 9, 1953

    First Indochina War

    Giáp began To pressure the French

    Laos
    Thursday Apr 9, 1953

    On April 9, 1953, Giáp, after having failed repeatedly in direct attacks on French positions in Vietnam, changed strategy and began to pressure the French by invading Laos, surrounding and defeating several French outposts such as Muong Khoua.


  • Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
    Sunday Apr 9, 1961

    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Brigade 2506 Started Transferring To Puerto Cabezas

    Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
    Sunday Apr 9, 1961

    On 9 April 1961, Brigade 2506 personnel, ships, and aircraft started transferring from Guatemala to Puerto Cabezas. Curtiss C-46s were also used for transport between Retalhuleu and a CIA base (code-named JMTide, aka Happy Valley) at Puerto Cabezas.


  • Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 9, 1988

    Hillsborough events

    FA Cup semi-final 1987-1988

    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Apr 9, 1988

    Liverpool and Nottingham Forest met in the semi-final at Hillsborough in 1988, and fans reported crushing at the Leppings Lane end. Liverpool lodged a complaint before the match in 1989. One supporter wrote to the Football Association and Minister for Sport complaining, "The whole area was packed solid to the point where it was impossible to move and where I, and others around me, felt considerable concern for personal safety"


  • Georgia
    Sunday Apr 9, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Troops attacked the demonstrators in Georgia

    Georgia
    Sunday Apr 9, 1989

    On April 9, 1989, troops attacked the demonstrators; some 20 people were killed and more than 200 wounded. This event radicalized Georgian politics, prompting many to conclude that independence was preferable to continued Soviet rule.


  • North West Durham, England
    Thursday Apr 9, 1992

    Theresa May

    1992 General Election

    North West Durham, England
    Thursday Apr 9, 1992

    In the 1992 general election May stood unsuccessfully for the safe Labour seat of North West Durham, placing second to incumbent MP Hilary Armstrong by 12,747 votes (27.6%) to 26,734 (57.8%), with future Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron placing third.


  • London, England
    Thursday Apr 9, 1992

    Margaret Thatcher

    She retired From The parliamentarian

    London, England
    Thursday Apr 9, 1992

    Thatcher returned to the backbenches as a constituency parliamentarian after leaving the premiership. Aged 66, she retired from the House at the 1992 general election, saying that leaving the Commons would allow her more freedom to speak her mind.


  • Gikondo, Rwanda
    Saturday Apr 9, 1994

    Rwandan genocide

    The massacre of children

    Gikondo, Rwanda
    Saturday Apr 9, 1994

    On 9 April, UN observers witnessed the massacre of children at a Polish church in Gikondo.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Apr 9, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spreading through Hong Kong: James Salisbury (American's Death)

    Hong Kong, China
    Wednesday Apr 9, 2003

    On April 9, James Earl Salisbury died of SARS at a hospital in Hong Kong. An American Mormon and a teacher at Shenzhen Polytechnic. He had been sick for approximately one month before his death, but he was originally diagnosed with pneumonia. His son Michael "Mickey" Salisbury was with him in China and also contracted the disease, but he survived it. Salisbury's death led to more open admissions by the Chinese government about the spread of SARS.


  • Windsor Guildhall, High Street, Windsor, England
    Saturday Apr 9, 2005

    Prince Charles

    2nd Marriage

    Windsor Guildhall, High Street, Windsor, England
    Saturday Apr 9, 2005

    The marriage Charles and Camilla Parker was scheduled to take place in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle, with a subsequent religious blessing at St George's Chapel. The venue was subsequently changed to Windsor Guildhall, because a civil marriage at Windsor Castle would oblige the venue to be available to anyone who wished to be married there. Four days before the wedding, it was postponed from the originally scheduled date of 8 April until the following day in order to allow Charles and some of the invited dignitaries to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.


  • Milan, Italy
    Sunday Apr 9, 2006

    Kaká

    First Rossoneri hat-trick

    Milan, Italy
    Sunday Apr 9, 2006

    On 9 April 2006, he scored his first Rossoneri hat-trick against Chievo, with all three goals scored in the second half.


  • Italy
    Sunday Apr 9, 2006

    Silvio Berlusconi

    2006 General Election

    Italy
    Sunday Apr 9, 2006

    Operating under a new electoral law written unilaterally by the governing parties with strong criticism from the parliamentary opposition, the April 2006 general election was held. The results of this election handed Romano Prodi's centre-left coalition, known as The Union, (Berlusconi's opposition) a very thin majority: 49.8% against 49.7% for the centre-right coalition House of Freedoms in the Lower House, and a two-senator lead in the Senate (158 senators for The Union and 156 for the House of Freedoms).


  • Timor-Leste
    Monday Apr 9, 2007

    Xanana Gusmão

    The 2007 presidential election

    Timor-Leste
    Monday Apr 9, 2007

    Gusmão declined to run for another term in the April 2007 presidential election.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 9, 2019

    Bank of America

    The Company announced the minimum wage will be increased

    U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 9, 2019

    On April 9, 2019, the company announced the minimum wage will be increased beginning May 1, 2019, to $17.00 an hour until it reaches a goal of $20.00 an hour in 2021.


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