Saturday, April 09, 2011

April 9th

193: Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor after totally acing the eveningwear toga competition.

1865: Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia ending the Civil War and helping to launch NASCAR.

1992: A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug trafficking, racketeering, and proliferation of acne.


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