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On this day: April 9

POSTED: 1:22 AM Apr 06 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Apr 09 2014

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.

Crime Report

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Man leads officers on 120 mph chase, says he was 'late for work'

An Abingdon man told officers he was late for work, and that's why he led them on a high speed chase.

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Man charged with burglarizing same business three times

Kingsport Police have arrested a man and charged him with three counts of burglary -- all at the same business.

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