On this day: April 9

Published: Apr 06 2013 01:22:11 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

General Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House, NASA picks its first seven astronauts, the Houston Astrodome opens, and Iraqis tear down Saddam Hussein's statue in a liberated Baghdad, all on this day.

OTD April 9 - The Lion King
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2012: The stage musical "The Lion King" becomes the highest grossing Broadway show of all time, overtaking "Phantom of the Opera," with $853.8 million in box office earnings.

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Slideshow Of The Day

  • Tofu Shinjo McNuggets

    Yoko Watasuki/CNN

    McDonald's dishes around the world

    McDonald's in Japan has rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, similar to the Chicken McNuggets here in the U.S. except they are made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables. Take a look at other interesting McDonald's dishes around the world.

On this Day

  • Jimmy Hoffa file photo

    Library of Congress

    On this day: July 30

    Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.