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.
1626: Philosopher and scientist Sir Francis Bacon, whose work helped establish and popularize inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method, dies of pneumonia at the age of 65 in London, England.
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