On this day: April 9

Published On: Apr 06 2013 12:22:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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.

OTD April 9 - Nashville Skyline
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1969: Bob Dylan's album "Nashville Skyline" is released. The album, which saw Dylan fully immerse himself into country rock, would reach No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.

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