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 - Elle Fanning
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1998: Actress Elle Fanning, the younger sister of fellow actress Dakota Fanning best known for her roles in "Super 8," "We Bought a Zoo" and "Maleficent," is born in Conyers, Georgia.

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