11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 9th April

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1413 – Henry V is crowned King of England

2. 1838 - The National Gallery opens in London

3. 1914 - The first full-color film, The World, The Flesh and the Devil, is shown in London

4. 1926 - Hugh Hefner is born

5. 1963 - Winston Churchill becomes the first honorary U.S. citizen

6. 1969 - Concorde 002, the first British Concorde, makes its maiden flight from Bristol to Fairford in Gloucestershire

7. 1970 - Paul McCartney quits the Beatles

8. 1990 - Twilight actress Kristen Stewart is born

9. 1999 - The president of Niger, Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, is shot dead in an apparent coup attempt

10. 2003 - Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader Saddam Hussein, pulling down a statue and tearing it to pieces as US tanks roll into the centre of Baghdad

11. 2005 - The Prince of Wales weds Camilla Parker-Bowles at a civil ceremony followed by a blessing 

image: © Dan Marsh

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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