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 - West Side Story
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1962: "West Side Story" dominates the 34th Academy Awards, winning 10 out of its 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The only Oscar the film was nominated for that it lost was Best Adapted Screenplay, won by "Judgment at Nuremberg."

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