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.
1926: Zip the Pinhead, a freak show performer who became famous for his tapered head, dies at the age of 84 in New York City. Born William Henry Johnson, he was a big draw for P.T. Barnum's American Museum and also traveled extensively with the Ringling Brothers circus.
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