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On April the 9th
Prince Charles of Wales was wedded to Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle.
Ibrahim Bare Mainassara, president of Niger, was assassinated at the airport of the capital city of Niamey.
The UK's conservative party, under the leadership of John Major, won an unprecedented fourth victory in the UK's general election.
Georgia declared its independent from the rule of the Soviet Union.
American actor, Dennis Quaid, was born in Houston, Texas.
The first ever 3-D film, titled House of Wax, premiered in the United States.
Politician, Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, was assassinated in Bogota, Columbia. His assassination sparked a 10 year violent period in Columbia's history.
Nazi Germany simultaneously invaded Denmark and Norway.
American publisher, Hugh Hefner, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was the founder and publisher of Playboy magazine.
The treaty by which Alaska was purchased by the United States from Russia is ratified in the United States Senate.
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