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 - Soundgarden
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A&M Records

1997: A&M Records issues a press release stating that the members of Soundgarden have mutually and amicably decided to disband. After several years working on projects and other bands, the grunge band would reunite in 2010 and release their first album in 16 years with 2012's "King Animal."

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