April 7 Events in History - April 7 Birthdays - April 7 Deaths



2013 China reports it will open the South China Sea's Paracel Islands to tourism before the May Day holiday. Vietnam voices strong opposition this move, as ownership of the Islands is in dispute
2013 In Doha, Qatar, hundreds of delegates meet as Qatar pledges $500 million in aid to rebuild Sudan's Darfur, a region racked by a decade-long conflict
2012 The Anonymous computer hacking group is credited with launching an attack on the United Kingdom Home Office
2012 Following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi
2011 Bolstered by strong employment figures for March, the Australian dollar reaches a 28-year high against the U.S. dollar
2010 The 2010 Kyrgyzstani riots continue as President Kurmanbek Bakiyev reportedly flees the country, the government steps down and protesters control the parliament building
2009 Former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, receives 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft. Myers, Florida on WRXK 96.1 FM
1996 8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
1996 Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic
1996 Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
1995 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
1994 "Medea" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 82 performances
1994 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
1994 New York Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
1994 Shannen Doherty files for divorce from Ashley Hamilton
1994 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
1993 Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colorado Rockie home run (Shea Stadium New York)
1991 "Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 41 performances
1991 "Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City after 169 performances
1991 3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
1991 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1991 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth
1991 George Washington Bridge raises toll from $3.00 to $4.00
1991 Wrestlemania VII scheduled in LA, actually performed 03/24
1990 BPAA U.S. Open by Ron Palombi Jr
1990 Farm Aid IV concert
1990 John Poindexter (National Security Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scandal
1990 Michael Milken pleads innocent to security law violations
1990 New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
1990 Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma
1989 Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths
1989 New York Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from San Diego Yacht Club for using a catamaran against New Zealand. Appeals court eventually overrules
1988 Devils 3-2 over Isles, 1st round tied 1-1
1988 Gerrit John Heijns murderer, arrested
1988 Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
1988 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 National Museum of Female Physician opens in Washington D.C.
1987 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"
1986 Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy
1985 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
1985 1st live telecast of Easter Parade
1985 New Jersey General Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards
1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
1983 Caps 4-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-series tied 1-1
1983 Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
1983 STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk
1983 WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event
1982 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
1982 Penguins 1-Isles 8-Preliminary-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1981 Belgium Eyskens government forms
1981 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec
1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
1979 Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water
1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0
1979 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers
1978 Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in New York City
1978 President Carter defers production of neutron bomb
1978 U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Commissioner Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976
1977 Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
1977 Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
1976 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping
1974 Herb Gardner's "Thieves," premieres in New York City
1973 Cleveland sets day-game and opening-game attendance records of 74,420
1973 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 vs. WI Georgetown
1971 Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
1971 President Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free
1971 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, Florida (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
1970 "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in New York City
1970 42nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy," John Wayne and Maggie Smith win
1970 Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
1969 Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
1969 Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material
1969 Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yankees 8-4
1967 Israeli/Syrian border fights
1967 Tom Donahue, San Francisco dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
1966 U.S. recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor
1965 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man New Zealand vs. Pakistan
1963 27th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
1963 Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
1963 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
1962 Umrigar slams 172* vs. WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
1962 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
1959 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
1959 Radar 1st bounced off Sun from Stanford, California
1958 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
1957 21st Golf Masters Championship: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
1956 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft. Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
1956 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
1954 German government refuses to recognize DDR
1954 President Eisenhower fears "domino-effect" in Indo-China
1954 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, Georgia (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight
1953 Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden elected 2nd United Nations general-secretary
1951 15th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
1951 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
1951 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1949 "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 1928 performances
1948 World Health Organization forms by U.N.
1946 10th Golf Masters Championship: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282
1946 Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
1945 1st and last assault of German Rammkommando on U.S. bombers
1945 U.S. B-17's bombs range at Luneburg
1945 U.S. planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato and four destroyers were sunk
1944 General Montgomery speaks to generals about invastion plan
1943 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg
1943 British and U.S. troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
1943 Lieutenant Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded at allied air raid
1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule
1942 Heavy German assault on Malta
1941 British generals O'Connor and Neame captured in North Africa
1940 Booker T. Washington, 1st black to appear on U.S. stamp
1940 7th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 280
1939 Italy invades Albania
1934 In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience
1933 1st 2 Nazi anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal and public service
1933 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
1931 Seals Stadium opens in San Francisco
1928 44-yr old New York Ranger General Manager Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, and beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
1927 Using phone lines TV is sent from Washington D.C. to New York City
1926 Forest fire burns 900 acres and kills 2 in San Luis Obispo, California
1926 Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose
1923 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in New York City) by Dr. K Winfield Ney
1923 Workers Party of America (New York City) becomes official Communist Party
1922 Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair
1919 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks
1917 De Falla's ballet "El Sombrero de tres Picos," premieres in Madrid
1917 James Barries' "Old Lady Shows Her," premieres in London
1906 Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police and banking business
1902 Texas Oil Company, Texaco, forms
1901 SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
1891 Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Yellow Face"
1865 Battle of Farmville, Virginia
1863 Battle of Charleston, South Carolina, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter
1862 Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, Island #10 falls
1860 Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe
1831 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil
1827 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
1818 General Andrew Jackson conquers St. Marks Florida from Seminole indians
1805 Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)
1798 Mississippi Territory organized
1788 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
1724 Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig
1655 Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII
1652 Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
1645 Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil
1625 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander
1521 Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books
1521 Magelhaes' fleet reaches Cebu
1509 France declares war on Venice
1498 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy
1456 Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik
1348 Prague University, 1st university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV
1118 Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
451 Attila's Hun's plunder Metz











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