Monday, April 9, 2007

On April 9, ...

... 1939, contralto Marian Anderson, who already had sung before kings in Sweden and Denmark, performed at Washington's Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to let her sing in Constitution Hall because she was African American.
... 2003, U.S. tanks entered Baghdad, and U.S. troops aided the toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi leader was by then a fugitive.

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