On This Day In History, 9 April


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World Events Today

  • The President of the United States, John F Kennedy, declared ex-British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, an honorary citizen of the United States today in 1963
  • The funeral of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the wife of King George VI, was held today in 2002 at Westminster Abbey in London
  • Charles, Prince of Wales, married Camilla Parker-Bowles today in 2005, it was a low-key civil ceremony held at Windsor Guildhall

Entertainment Events Today

  • The oldest recorded human voice, a ten-second fragment of the French folk song Au Clair de la Lune, was recorded today in 1860, by the French inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville
  • The comedian Bob Hope, made his television debut today in 1947 on the NBC network
  • The American political thriller movie All the President’s Men, which was based on the Watergate scandal, was released today in 1976

Family Events Today

  • The founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, was born today in 1926 in Chicago
  • Severiano Ballesteros Sota, better known as the Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, winner of 5 majors, was born today in 1957
  • The American actress Cynthia Nixon, who gained fame as Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City, was born today in 1966 in New York

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Unicorn Day

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