2003 - Newly-liberated Iraqis knock over statue of Saddam Hussein, as American army enters Baghdad
1996 - President Bill Clinton signs into law a "line-item veto", expanding the power of presidency
1928 - Mae West makes opens her risque but hit Broadway play "Diamond Lil"
1916 - Germans launched attack on a hill defended by the French, named Le Morte Homme, to outflank their front lines
1838 - National Gallery of London, largest public collection of important paintings, opens its doors
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1961 - The Pacific Electric Railway, the world's largest electric railway, ends operation.
2005 - Prince Charles marries 2nd wife Camilla; 1 day delay for Pope John Paul II funeral.
1682 - Mouth of River (Mississippi) claimed for France by de La Salle, naming it Louisiana.
1912 - The first exhibition game ever played at Fenway Park when the Red Sox play Harvard.
April 9th Holiday
Vimy Ridge Day (Canada) - Honors those who fought and died at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War I.
Today's Birthday Trivia
He ran a ballroom dancing school in Kent, England. Who is he?
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