General Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House, NASA picks its first seven astronauts, the Houston Astrodome opens, and Iraqis tear down Saddam Hussein's statue in a liberated Baghdad, all on this day.
1959: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and the designer of buildings such as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum, dies at the age of 91 while undergoing surgery in Phoenix, Ariz., to remove an intestinal obstruction. Wright is often considered the greatest American architect of all time.
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