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APRIL 9

1895 Howard Edward Butt (Tennessee-born Founder of H-E-B Grocery Store Chain) Tennessee Business Leaders Business Foods and Nutrition H-E-B Grocery Texas State Historic Association
Sports Figures
1898 Earl (Curly) Lambeau (Wisconsin-born Football Coach; Founder of the Green Bay Packers) Wisconsin Sports Figures Green Bay Packers Professional Football Hall of Fame Wisconsin Historical Society
1917 Ron Burgess (Welsh Soccer Player) Welsh Sports Figures Soccer BBC
1971 Jacques Villeneuve (Canadian Race Driver) Canadian Sports Figures Auto Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1947 Tornadoes Strike West Texas & Oklahoma: 169 Die Texas Oklahoma Tornados Death History Channel
1962 President Kennedy Throws Out the First Pitch at the Opening Game in D.C. Stadium Washington, D.C. President Kennedy Major League Baseball History Channel
Arnold Palmer Wins His Third Masters Golf Tournament in a Three-Way Playoff Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1965 Mickey Mantle Hits the First Home Run in Baseball's First Indoor Game (Houston Astrodome) Houston Astrodome Baseball Hall of Fame Historic First New York Times Texas State Historic Association
1972 Jack Nicklaus Wins His Fourth Masters Golf Tournament Jack Nicklaus World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1974 A Patent Is Granted for a Disposable Syringe Patents and Trademarks Medical Research USPTO
The San Diego Chicken Makes Its Appearance as the First Mascot of a Professional Sports Team San Diego, California San Diego Padres Historic First San Diego Chicken New York Times
1978 Gary Player Wins His Third Masters Golf Tournament Gary Player World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1989 England's Nick Faldo Wins His First Masters Golf Tournament English Sports Figures World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters University of Georgia Sports Illustrated
1992 In Miami, Florida, Panamanian Dictator, Manuel Noriega, Is Convicted on 8 Drug & Racketeering Charges Panamanian Political and Social Leaders Miami, Florida Law and Legal Resources Illegal Drugs Court TV Florida Historical Society
1995 Ben Crenshaw Wins the Masters Golf Tournament Ben Crenshaw World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters New York Times
2000 Fiji's Vijay Singh Wins His First Masters Golf Tournament Fiji Sports Figures The Masters University of Georgia
2006 Phil Mickelson Wins His Second Masters Golf Tournament in Three Years California Sports Figures The Masters University of Georgia

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