The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, died at age 99.
Strangely enough, he died on the 99th day of the year, on the morning of the 9th day of the month.
The American sitcom “Parks and Recreation” debuted on NBC.
US forces pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad to symbolize the end of the Iraqi president’s brutal reign.
Great Britain held The Queen Mother’s funeral in London, England.
The funeral was at Westminster Abbey, UK. The Queen Mother passed away at 101 years old on March 30, 2002.
The Republic of Georgia declared its independence from the Soviet Union.
Martin Luther King Jr. was laid to rest in Atlanta, Georgia.
President John F. Kennedy granted Winston Churchill the first-ever honorary US citizenship.
NASA publicly announced the names of the first 7 American astronauts.
Gordon Cooper, Deke Slayton, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Alan Shepard were dubbed the Mercury Seven as they were selected for NASA’s Mercury space program. All seven astronauts flew on various missions throughout the 20th century.
Nazi Germany invaded and attacked Denmark.
The battle lasted six hours, by which point Denmark surrendered. The German High Command told the press that Denmark surrendered peacefully after their victory.
The Hudson Bay Company gave up its territory to the Commonwealth of Canada.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee ended his campaign at The Battle of Appomattox Court House.
He and his 26,765 troops surrendered to US Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S Grant. The war didn’t officially end until May 8th of the same year.
King Edward V of England died.
It is thought the king’s health deteriorated due to regularly eating large meals, throwing up, and returning to eating again.
Pope Constantine died.
He was the final Byzantine Pope in Rome and the last one to visit Constantinople until 1967.