April 9 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2012: Concert Care was launched at Innovation Depot.
- 2006: Montgomery's Blue Light Specials performed in the Phelan Park Music Series.
- 1996: Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Woodward took office.
- 1991: The Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction was awarded to E. O. Wilson and Bert Hölldobler for their book, The Ants.
- 1977: Parliament Funkadelic performed at the BJCC Coliseum.
- 1949: First Congregational Christian Church was destroyed by fire.
- 1942: US Army Air Corpsman Kenneth Farmer was taken prisoner by Japanese troops.
- 1907: Attorney Oscar Hundley was appointed to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama by President Theodore Roosevelt.
- 1888: Ensley Furnace No. 4 was blown in.
- 1885: The first commercial batch of lager beer from Philipp Schillinger's Birmingham Brewery was sold.
- 1865: The Civil War ended with Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.
- 1865: Confederate Captain William Ward was captured by Union forces.
- 1985: MLB pitcher David Robertson was born in Birmingham.
- 1966: Auburn Tigers lineman and coach Tracy Rocker was born in Atlanta.
- 1943: Federal judge U. W. Clemon was born in Fairfield.
- 1943: New Jersey Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker was born in Birmingham.
- 1942: United States Representative Earl Hilliard was born in Birmingham.
- 1905: Nurse Ida Moffett was born in Toadvine.
- 2006: ASHOF inductee Billy Hitchcock died in Opelika.
- 2002: Gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates died of heart failure in Birmingham.
- 1988: Educator Lula Connell died in Birmingham.
- 1909: Alabama A&M University president William Councill died in Huntsville.
- 1906: Physician Laura E. Burton was killed by her ex-husband, Allen Burton at her home.