Historical Events for 9th April 2024

1816 – African Methodist Episcopal Church organizes (Philadelphia)
1864 – Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, Confederate assault repulsed by Union side with high cost of estimated 3,100 causalities
1928 – Eugene O’Neill’s play “Lazarus Laughed” premieres in Pasadena, with a masked chorus of over 100
1945 – Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360
1968 – German DR adopts constitution
1985 – White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
1988 – US imposes economic sanctions on Panama
1990 – “Capital News” starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
1997 – Cleveland Indians pitcher Jose Mesa is acquitted of rape
2014 – Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage

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