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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 - Marty Krofft
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1937: Television producer Marty Krofft, best known for pairing with his older brother, Sid Krofft, to produce children's television shows in the 1970s and '80s, is born in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Sid and Marty Krofft were best known for shows such as "H.R. Pufnstuf," "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" and "Land of the Lost." Marty Krofft is seen here speaking as he and his brother accept a Pop Culture award at the seventh annual TV Land Awards in Los Angeles on April 19, 2009.

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