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 - Ebbets Field
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1913: The Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field opens. The stadium would serve as the Dodgers' home through the 1957 season, when the team moved to Los Angeles. It was demolished in 1960.

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