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 was one of the architects involved in the creation of St. Peter's Basilica, succeeding Antonio da Sangallo the Younger when he was 74. Who is he?
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