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Famous Events For April 7

Famous Events For April 7 – Today In History

April 7: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – April 7  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 7th April 1118: Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V.
2. 7th April 1348: Charles IV formed the Prague University which was the first university in central Europe.
3. 7th April 1456: Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik.
4. 7th April 1498: In Italy crowd storms Savonarola’s convent San Marco Florence.
5. 7th April 1509: France today declared war on Venice.


6. 7th April 1521: Lutheran books were banned by Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens.
7. 7th April 1541: Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a 7a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.

18th Century – What Happened on April 7 – The 1700s

8. 7th April 1712: A slave revolt broke out in New York City.
9. 7th April 1798: The territory of Mississippi was today organized.

19th Century – April 7 This Day That Year – The 1800s

10. 7th April 1862: The Confederates were defeated by Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Shiloh, TN.
11. 7th April 1864: The first camel race in America was held today in Sacramento California.
12. 7th April 1888: The weekly periodical under the name “Collier’s” was published for the first time today by P.F. Collier.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 7th – The 1900s

13. 7th April 1921: Revolutionary leader, Sun Yat-sen was elected President of China at Canton today, although China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords.
14. 7th April 1922: Teapot Dome naval oil reserves in Wyoming, were leased by the U.S. Secretary of Interior.
15. 7th April 1923: The Workers Party of America officially became the communist party in New York City.
16. 7th April 1923: Dr. K. Winfield Ney today performed the first brain tumor operation under local anesthetic in Beth Israel Hospital in New York City.
17. 7th April 1926: Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini was shot 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome. He could only succeed in hitting him on the nose.
18. 7th April 1927: The first long-distance TV transmission took place today. The transmission was sent from Washington D.C. to New York City and the audience saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover.
19. 7th April 1930: The first steel columns were set today for the Empire State Building.
20. 7th April 1933: Prohibition came to an end in the United States today.
21. 7th April 1933: First 2 Nazi anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal and public service.


22. 7th April 1934: Mahatma Gandhi today suspended his civil disobedience campaign in India.
23. 7th April 1939: Italy today invaded Albania.
24. 7th April 1940: Booker T. Washington became the first black, whose picture appeared on a postage stamp in the U.S.
25. 7th April 1943: Germany’s Adolf Hitler met with Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini for an Axis conference in Salzburg.
26. 7th April 1941: British generals O’Connor and Neame were captured in North Africa.
27. 7th April 1943: British and American forces today linked up between Wadi Akarit and ElGuettar in North Africa and formed a solid line against the German army.
28. 7th April 1944: General Montgomery speaks to the generals of allied forces about the invasion plan.
29. 7th April 1945: Japanese battleship Yamato was sunk during the battle of Okinawa. It was then the world’s largest battleship.
30. 7th April 1945: US B-17 bombers bomb a range at Luneburg today.
31. 7th April 1946: The independence of Syria from France was officially recognized today.
32. 7th April 1946: A part of East Prussia was today incorporated into the Russian SFSR.
33. 7th April 1948: The United Nations World Health Organization began its operations today.
34. 7th April 1948: A fire in a Buddhist monastery in Shanghai, China left about twenty monks dead.


35. 7th April 1948: The musical by Rogers and Hammerstein “South Pacific” debuted on Broadway today.
36. 7th April 1951: The US today performed an atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.
37. 7th April 1953: The UN General Assembly began its session today to elect Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden as Secretary General.
38. 7th April 1953: This day marks the first west-to-east transatlantic nonstop flight.
39. 7th April 1953: IBM today unveiled the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine, which was the first commercially available scientific computer by IBM.
40. 7th April 1954: US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a news conference, was the first to voice fear of a “domino effect” of communism in Indo-China.
41. 7th April 1954: The German government refuses to recognize DDR.
42. 7th April 1956: Spain today relinquished her protectorate in Morocco.
43. 7th April 1957: Today marks the final run of the last of New York City’s electric trolleys, running from Queens to Manhattan.
44. 7th April 1959: Oklahoma today ended prohibition after 51 years.
45. 7th April 1962: Ex-president of Yugoslavia, Milovan Djilas returns to jail.

46. 7th April 1963: Yugoslavia, today proclaimed itself as a Socialist republic.
47. 7th April 1963: Jack Nicklaus, at the age of 23, became the youngest golfer to win the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament.
48. 7th April 1963: Josip Broz Tito was today proclaimed to be the leader of Yugoslavia for life.
49. 7th April 1964: IBM announces the System/360.
50. 7th April 1966: Today the United States recovered the hydrogen bomb that it had lost off the coast of Spain.
51. 7th April 1967: It was reported by Israel today that they had shot six Syrian MIGs.
52. 7th April 1969: The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC.
53. 7th April 1969: Laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material were today unanimously struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
54. 7th April 1970: Hollywood actor John Wayne today won his first and only Oscar for his role in ”True Grit.”He has acted in over 200 films.
55. 7th April 1971: U.S. President Nixon today pledged to withdraw 100,000 more men from Vietnam by December.
56. In a premature bomb explosion in Belfast, three members of the Irish Republican Army were killed.

57. 7th April 1975: A preliminary meeting was held in Paris on the world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil third-world countries.
58. 7th April 1977: A ban was imposed today on “TRIS” flame-retardant by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
59. 7th April 1977: Vice-premier Deng Xiaoping of China was today fired by the Chinese Politburo.
60. 7th April 1977: German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver were today shot dead by two Red Army Faction members while they were waiting at a traffic signal.
61. 7th April 1978: The production of a neutron bomb was today deferred by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
62. 7th April 1978: The Guttenberg bible was sold for $2,000,000 in New York City.
63. 7th April 1980: In response to the taking of hostages by Iran on 4th Nov 1979, the U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Iran and imposed economic sanctions.
64. 7th April 1982: Foreign affairs minister of Iran, Ghotbzadeh, was arrested today.
65. 7th April 1983: The Chinese government cancelled all remaining sports and cultural exchanges with the United States for 1983.

66. 7th April 1983: The oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years was discovered in Egypt today.
67. 7th April 1983: Specialists Story Musgrave and Don Peterson today made the first Space Shuttle spacewalk.
68. 7th April 1985: China today swept all of the world table tennis titles except the men’s double in Goteborg, Sweden.
69. 7th April 1985: The Easter Parade was telecast live first time today.
70. 7th April 1985: The Soviet Union today announced a unilateral freeze on medium-range nuclear missiles.
71. 7th April 1985: Gen. Swar el-Dahab took over the Presidency in Sudan while President Gaaf el-Nimeiry of Sudan was visiting the U.S. and Egypt.
72. 7th April 1987: National Museum of Female Physicians opened today in Washington D.C.
73. 7th April 1988: Thirteen white supremacists were today acquitted on charges of plotting to overthrow the U.S. federal government in Fort Smith, Arizona.
74. 7th April 1988: The U.S. performs a nuclear test at its Nevada test site.

75. 7th April 1988: Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev today agreed to final terms of a Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet troops began leaving in May 1988.
76. 7th April 1989: A Soviet submarine with nuclear weapons on board sank in the Norwegian Sea today.
77. 7th April 1990: In the United States the National Security Advisor, John Poindexter was today found guilty on five counts at his Iran-Contra trial. The convictions were later reversed on appeal.
78. 7th April 1990: Fire on a ferry in Norway kills 110. In an unrelated event, a ferry flipped over in Burma killing 30.
79. 7th April 1991: The toll for George Washington Bridge increased from $3.00 to $4.00.
80. 7th April 1991: Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth.
81. 7th April 1992: Republika Srpska announces its independence
82. 7th April 1994: In Rwanda, Civil war erupted between the Patriotic Front rebel group and government soldiers. In the months that followed, hundreds of thousands were slaughtered.
83. 7th April 1994: The Vatican today acknowledges for the first time the Holocaust(Nazis killing Jews).
84. 7th April 1994: Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty of tax evasion.
85. 7th April 1998: The widow of Sonny Bono, Mary Bono won the special election to serve out the remainder of her husband’s congressional term.

86. 7th April 1999: In its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas, the World Trade Organization today ruled in favor of the United States.
87. 7th April 1999: In an attempt to prevent ethnic Albanians from leaving, Yugoslav authorities sealed off Kosovo’s main border crossings.

21st Century – April 7 This Day In History – The 2000s

88. 7th April 2000: U.S. President Bill Clinton today signed the Senior Citizens Freedom to Work Act of 2000. The act allowed senior citizens to earn money without losing Social Security retirement benefits.
89. 7th April 2001: Mars Odyssey is launched.
90. 7th April 2002: It was today announced by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese that six priests from the Archdiocese of New York were suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct.
91. 7th April 2003: U.S. troops today captured Baghdad in Iraq. Two days later Saddam Hussein’s government fell.
92. 7th April 2005: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Head of the government of the Federal District faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress.
93. 7th April 2006: The Boeing X-37, today conducted its first flight as a test drop at Edwards Air Force Base.
94. 7th April 2009: For his act of ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces, former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was today sentenced to 25 years in prison.
95. 7th April 2012: In an avalanche near the Siachen Glacier, 130 Pakistani army soldiers were buried.
96. 7th April 2012: Joyce Banda became President of Malawi.
97. 7th April 2013: In an airstrike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force, fifteen people including nine children were killed.
98. 7th April 2016: A 26-foot-long python found in Penang in Malaysia was captured today. It was the longest-ever python to be captured.

99. 7th April 2017: In a terror attack in Stockholm, a truck driven into a department store kills four people.
100. 7th April 2017: US President Trump orders missile strike on ‘Syrian airfield after a chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun.

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