April 9, 1917 – Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 9, 1917 – Battle of Vimy Ridge

Many historians have pointed to the victory at Vimy Ridge during World War I as a moment of greatness for Canada, when it emerged from Britain’s shadow to attain its own measure of military achievement.

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April 9, 1959 – First Astronauts introduced

April 9, 1959 – First Astronauts introduced

On April 9, 1959, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) introduces America’s first astronauts to the press: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton.

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April 9, 1984 – A husband attempts murder for money in England

April 9, 1984 – A husband attempts murder for money in England

Margaret Backhouse turns the ignition of her husband’s car, setting off a pipe bomb filled with nitroglycerine and shotgun pellets in the small farming community of Horton, England.

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