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On this day: April 9

POSTED: 1:22 AM Apr 06 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Apr 09 2015

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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Real-life Hulk picks up car, moves it from bike lane

A man moving a parked car out of a bike lane has gone viral, garnering nearly 5 million views as of Wednesday morning.

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Japan's new trend: Panty scrunchies

The newest fashion trend to hit Japan is panty scrunchies. Yes, you heard that right.

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Traffic stop leads to DUIs for driver, backseat passenger

A traffic stop of one car in Vermont over the weekend netted two drunken-driving arrests after police said a backseat passenger jumped behind the wheel.

copperhead snake, CDC image

Texas couple's property overrun with copperhead snakes

A Texas family is dealing with an infestation of copperheads that has hundreds of the snakes slithering over their property nightly.

Man lost hand in industrial accident

Saving severed hand by grafting to leg

A man in China may regain use of his hand after it was cut off in an industrial accident. Even more amazing is how the doctors saved the man's hand: They grafted it onto his leg.

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