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On this day: April 9

Published On: Apr 06 2013 12:22:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2014 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 - Cynthia Nixon
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1966: Actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for playing Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series "Sex and the City" and its two movie adaptations, is born in New York City.

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