On this day: April 9

POSTED: 10:22 PM PDT Apr 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 08, 2016 

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 - Ebbets Field
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1913: The Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebbets Field opens. The stadium would serve as the Dodgers' home through the 1957 season, when the team moved to Los Angeles. It was demolished in 1960.


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