- April 7 is the 93rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 268 days remaining until the end of the year (269 in leap years).
- The preceding day is April 6.
- Next day is April 8.
April 7th Deaths (Here)
April 7 Events:
529 – Corpus Juris Civilis, first draft (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.
1348 – Charles University is founded in Prague.
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
1541 – Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
1776 – Captain John Barry & the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
1788 – American Pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at the confluence of the Ohio & Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio.
1795 – France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
1798 – The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States & Spain.
1805 – Lewis & Clark Expedition - Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe & afterwards journeys West along the Missouri River.
1827 – English chemist John Walker sells the first friction match -he had invented the friction match the previous year.
1829 – Joseph Smith, Jr., commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
1862 – Battle of Shiloh ends – the Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates (American Civil War).
1868 – Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish.
1890 – Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts & devastates Naples.
1906 – Algeciras Conference -hab France & have control over Morocco.
1908 – H. H. Asquith (Liberal Party) becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.
1922 – Teapot Dome scandal - United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming.
1927 – First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C. to New York City).
1933 – Prohibition is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight.
1939 – Italy invades Albania (World War II).
1943 – Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear & march to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead & buried in ditches.
1945 – Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes (World War II).
1946 – Official recognition of Syria's independence from France.
1948 – The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
1954 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.
1956 – Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
1963 – Yugoslavia is proclaimed to be a Socialist republic - Josip Broz Tito is named President for life.
1964 – IBM announces the System/360.
1969 – Publication of RFC 1 - the Internet's symbolic birth date.
1971 – President Richard Nixon announces that rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam will increase.
1976 – John Stonehouse (British Cabinet Minister) resigns from the Labour Party.
1977 – Siegfried Buback (German Federal prosecutor) & his driver are shot by 2 Red Army Faction members.
1978 – President Jimmy Carter cancels development of the neutron bomb.
1983 – Astronauts Story Musgrave & Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk.
1985 – Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.
1989 – Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway.
1990 – Iran Contra Affair - John Poindexter is found guilty of 5 charges for his part in the scandal.
1992 – Republika Srpska announces its independence.
1994 – Tutsis massacres begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
2001 – Mars Odyssey is launched.
2003 – U.S. troops capture Baghdad - the Saddam Hussein regime collapses 2 days later.
2009 – Alberto Fujimori (former Peruvian President) is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings & kidnappings by security forces.
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