April 9th

2005
Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles. Charles was formerly married to Diana, Princess of Wales. His second marriage to Camilla made him the first member of the British Royal Family to have a civil wedding.
Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla Parker Bowles ...
2003
Baghdad falls to U.S. forces ending the invasion of Iraqi but resulting in widespread looting.
Battle of Baghdad (2003)
1992
John Major elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his Conservative Party wins the most votes in British electoral history.
John Major
1967
The first Boeing 737 takes off on its maiden flight. The short-to-medium range plane is the best-selling airplane in history.
Boeing 737
1952
The Bolivian National Revolution overthrows Hugo Ballivián's government. The nationalist movement initiated radical reforms, including universal suffrage, the nationalization of tin mines, and the inclusion of previously marginalized ethnicities into national life.
History of Bolivia (1920–64)
1940
Germany invades Denmark and Norway. The rationale of Operation Weserübung was to secure access to Swedish iron ore. In Norway, a resistance group around Max Manus and Gunnar Sønsteby successfully sabotaged the German war effort.
Operation Weserübung
1869
Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada.
Territorial evolution of Canada
1865
US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.
Battle of Appomattox Court House
1860
The world's first recording of the human voice is created. French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville used his phonautograph, the earliest known sound recording device, to capture himself singing the French folk song “Au clair de la lune”.
Phonautograph
1731
British mariner Robert Jenkins' ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain.
1483
Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England. He is never crowned, and disappears presumed murdered, after incarceration in the Tower of London with his younger brother Richard (the "Princes in the Tower").
Edward V of England