TODAY in HISTORY: APRIL 09

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Apr 09

Reuters


1940
– Germany invaded Denmark and Norway in World War Two.1959 – The influential American architect Frank Lloyd Wright died. His buildings include the earthquake-proof Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and the Guggenheim Museum of Art in New York.


1960 – South African prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd was wounded in an assassination attempt.


1999 – Niger’s president, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, was assassinated at Niamey airport by dissident soldiers.


1999 – Denmark’s Flemmin Rasmussen sets new world record lifting 177.5 kg log.


2001 – American Airlines’ parent, AMR Corp., sealed its $742 million purchase of the bankrupt Trans World Airlines, forming the world’s largest airline.


2002 – Funeral for Britain Queen mother.


2003 – Saddam Hussein’s 24-year rule over Iraq crumbled as U.S. forces took control of central Baghdad.


2006 – Israel formally severed all direct contacts with Hamas-led Palestinian government.


2007 – Anti-U.S. protests in Iraq on fourth anniversary of invasion.


2015 – 50th anniversary of Houston’s Astrodome stadium.