A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on April 9th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On April 9, 1388, at the Battle of Näfels, a military force of the Old Swiss Confederation fought a much larger force representing the Austrian royal family, the Habsburgs.
On April 9, 1937, a Japanese aircraft made the first ever flight by a Japanese built airplane to London, England, when the Mitsubishi Ki-15 Karigane nick named “Kamikaze” made the nearly 4 day flight.
On April 9, 1948, events in Palestine brought to the forefront the adage that “One man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist.”
On April 9, 1965, the Houston Astrodome hosted an exhibition baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros, the 1st indoor MLB baseball game!
On April 9, 1967, the Boeing 737 made its first flight, and would go on to become the biggest selling jet airliner of all time, with over 9400 built and 50 years later it is still in production!
On April 9, 2005, Prince Charles, heir to the throne of the United Kingdom, married Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony.
On April 9, 2016, the last place you would expect to find the cherished right to free speech under attack was at a college campus, especially traditionally liberal ones, and yet that was exactly what we were finding across the United States of America in academia, at colleges and universities both liberal and conservative alike.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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