This Day in History 09/04
1952 – Popular uprising in Bolivia
1952 – Hugo Ballivian’s government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
1963 – Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen
1967 – The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
1968 – German DR adopts constitution
1968 – Martin Luther King Jr, buried in Atlanta
1999 – Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated.
2002 – Funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey UK. More than a million people line the streets
2013 – The French Senate approves a bill for same-sex marriage
1990 – Kristen Stewart, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga)
1626 – Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, dies from pneumonia at 65
1999 – Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949