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 - Curly Lambeau
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1898: Earl "Curly" Lambeau, a founder, player and first coach of the Green Bay Packers football team, is born in Green Bay, Wis. Lambeau, who was inducted as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 1963, shares the distinction with rival George Halas of the Chicago Bears of coaching his team to the most NFL championships, with six.

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