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 - Paulina Porizkova
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1965: Model and actress Paulina Porizkova is born in Prost?jov, Czechoslovakia. In 1984, she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The following year she became the second woman, after Christie Brinkley, to be featured on the swimsuit issue's cover consecutive times. In 1988, Porizkova won what was then the highest-paying modeling contract, a $6 million contract with Estée Lauder cosmetics, staying the face of the company until 1995.

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