* On this date in 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered to US Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia
* The Brooklyn Dodgers Ebbets Field opened in 1913
* "TV GUIDE" published their first issue in 1953
* JFK throws out the first ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
* and, HAL KETCHUM was born on April 9th, 1953! Some of hit country hits include "Small Town Saturday Night" & "Past The Point Of Rescue".