Events in History for Saturday April 9th 2016


Events in History for Saturday April 9th 2016

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”)

1731 British mariner Robert Jenkins’ ear cut off by Spanish Guarde Costa in the Caribbean, later catalyst for war between Britain & Spain

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

1869 Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada

2003 Baghdad falls to U.S. forces ending the invasion of Iraqi but resulting in widespread looting

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