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 - Dennis Quaid
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1954: Actor Dennis Quaid, best known for movies such as "Breaking Away," "The Right Stuff," "Great Balls of Fire," "The Big Easy," "Innerspace," "Postcards from the Edge" and "Far From Heaven," is born in Houston, Texas.

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