April 7th Events

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April 7th, 2003 (April 07 2003)EventU.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein s regime falls two days later.Saddam Hussein Quotes
April 7th, 2001 (April 07 2001)EventMars Odyssey is launched.
April 7th, 1999 (April 07 1999)EventThe World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
April 7th, 1994 (April 07 1994)EventMassacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
April 7th, 1992 (April 07 1992)EventRepublika Srpska announces its independence.
April 7th, 1990 (April 07 1990)EventIran Contra Affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction was reversed on appeal).
April 7th, 1989 (April 07 1989)EventSoviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
April 7th, 1985 (April 07 1985)EventSoviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.
April 7th, 1983 (April 07 1983)EventDuring STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk.
April 7th, 1978 (April 07 1978)EventDevelopment of the neutron bomb is canceled by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.Jimmy Carter Quotes
April 7th, 1977 (April 07 1977)EventGerman Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
April 7th, 1976 (April 07 1976)EventFormer British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
April 7th, 1971 (April 07 1971)EventU.S. President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
April 7th, 1969 (April 07 1969)EventThe Internet s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
April 7th, 1968 (April 07 1968)EventJim Clark, two-time F1 World Champion and winner of the Indianapolis 500, dies in a racing accident during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim, Germany.
April 7th, 1964 (April 07 1964)EventIBM announces the System/360.
April 7th, 1963 (April 07 1963)EventYugoslavia is proclaimed to be a Socialist republic and Josip Broz Tito is named President for life.Josip Broz Tito Quotes
April 7th, 1956 (April 07 1956)EventSpain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
April 7th, 1954 (April 07 1954)EventU.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
April 7th, 1948 (April 07 1948)EventThe World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
April 7th, 1948 (April 07 1948)EventA Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
April 7th, 1946 (April 07 1946)EventSyria s independence from France is officially recognised.
April 7th, 1945 (April 07 1945)EventWorld War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.
April 7th, 1945 (April 07 1945)EventWorld War II: Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.
April 7th, 1943 (April 07 1943)EventHolocaust: In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka. There they are shot dead and buried in ditches.
April 7th, 1940 (April 07 1940)EventBooker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.Booker T. Washington Quotes
April 7th, 1939 (April 07 1939)EventWorld War II: Italy invades Albania.
April 7th, 1933 (April 07 1933)EventProhibition is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment.
April 7th, 1927 (April 07 1927)EventFirst distance public television broadcast (from Washington, DC to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).Herbert Hoover Quotes
April 7th, 1922 (April 07 1922)EventTeapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming.
April 7th, 1908 (April 07 1908)EventH. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
April 7th, 1906 (April 07 1906)EventMount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
April 7th, 1906 (April 07 1906)EventThe Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
April 7th, 1890 (April 07 1890)EventCompletion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
April 7th, 1868 (April 07 1868)EventThomas D Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only one of a federal politician.
April 7th, 1862 (April 07 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Shiloh endsthe Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
April 7th, 1829 (April 07 1829)EventJoseph Smith, Jr., founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.Joseph Smith Quotes
April 7th, 1827 (April 07 1827)EventJohn Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match. He had invented it the previous year.
April 7th, 1805 (April 07 1805)EventLewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
April 7th, 1805 (April 07 1805)EventFirst public performance of Beethoven s Third Symphony (Eroica).
April 7th, 1798 (April 07 1798)EventThe Mississippi Territory is organized from territory ceded by Georgia and South Carolina and is later twice expanded to include disputed territory claimed by both the U.S. and Spain.
April 7th, 1795 (April 07 1795)EventFrance adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
April 7th, 1788 (April 07 1788)EventAmerican Pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the westward expansion of the new country.
April 7th, 1776 (April 07 1776)EventCaptain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
April 7th, 1541 (April 07 1541)EventFrancis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
April 7th, 1521 (April 07 1521)EventFerdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
April 7th, 1348 (April 07 1348)EventCharles University is founded in Prague.
April 7th, 0529 (April 07 0529)EventFirst draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.

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