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1934In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

1986Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy

1991chris johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

529First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.

1980Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis

19401st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T. Washington)

1979Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

1996Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic

1976Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

195115th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

1724Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig

1818General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians

1926Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose

1943Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg

1922Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals

197042nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith win

196327th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

1969Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

April 7th Historical Events
Date Event
30
Scholars' estimate of Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem 
451
Attila's Huns plunder Metz 
529
First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
1118
Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor 
1348
Prague U, 1st university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV 
1456
Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik 
1498
Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy 
1509
France declares war on Venice 
1521
Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books 
1521
Magelhaes' fleet reaches Cebu 
1541
Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies. 
1584
Ieper surrenders to duke Van Parma 
1625
Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander 
1645
Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil 
1652
Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa 
1655
Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII 
1712
Slave revolt (NYC) 
1724
Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig 
1739
Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing 
1776
Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward. 
1788
1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta 
1795
France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length. 
1798
Mississippi Territory organized 
1805
Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself) 
1818
General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians 
1827
English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches 
1831
Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil 
1860
Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe 
1862
Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tenn, Island #10 falls 
1863
Battle of Charleston SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter 
1865
Battle of Farmville VA 
1868
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician. 
1888
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Yellow Face" (BG) 
1890
Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal. 
1891
Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day 
1901
SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber 
1902
Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms 
1906
Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business 
1906
Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples. 
1917
De Falla's ballet "El Sombrero de tres Picos" premieres in Madrid 
1917
James Barries' "Old Lady Shows Her" premieres in London 
1919
1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks 
1922
Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair 
1922
Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals 
1923
1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney 
1923
Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party 
1926
Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California) 
1926
Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose 
1927
Using phone lines TV is sent from Wash DC to NYC 
1928
44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1 
1931
Seals Stadium opens in SF 
1933
1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service 
1933
'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer 
1933
University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic 
1934
In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience 
1939
Italy invades Albania 
1940
1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T. Washington
1940
7th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 280 
1941
British generals O'Connor & Neame captured in North Africa 
1942
Heavy German assault on Malta 
1943
Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg 
1943
British/US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia 
1943
Lt colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded at allied air raid 
1943
NFL adopts free substitution rule 
1944
General Montgomery speaks to generals about invastion plan 
1945
1st & last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers 
1945
US B-17s bombs range at Luneburg 
1945
US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato & four destroyers were sunk 
1946
10th Golf Masters Championship: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282 
1946
Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR 
1946
Syria's independence from France is officially recognised. 
1948
World Health Organization forms by UN 
1948
A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead. 
1949
"South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances 
1951
15th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280 
1951
American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament 
1951
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak 
1953
1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight 
1953
Dag Hammarskjoeld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary 
1954
German government refuses to recognize DDR 
1954
US President Eisenhower in news conference first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China 
1954
WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1 
1956
Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco 
1957
21st Golf Masters Championship: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283 
1957
Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run 
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 
1959
Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years 
1959
Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif 
1962
Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes 
1962
Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail 
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 
1964
IBM announces the System/360. 
1965
Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan 
1966
US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!) 
1967
Israeli/Syrian border fights 
1967
Tom Donahue, SF dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM) 
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 Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4 
1969
The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1. 
1970
"Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in NYC 
1970
42nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith win 
1970
Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0 
1971
Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by 
1971
Pres Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free 
1971
WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals 
1972
Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast 
1973
Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420 
1973
Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown 
1974
Herb Gardner's "Thieves" premieres in NYC 
1975
Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries 
1976
Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping 
1977
Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant 
1977
Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5 
1977
German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light. 
1978
Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in NYC 
1978
Pres Carter defers production of neutron bomb 
1978
US Court of Appeals upholds Commissioner Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976 
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 
1980
Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis 
1981
Belgium Eyskens government forms 
1981
Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec 
1982
Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested 
1982
Penguins 1-Isles 8-Preliminary-Isles hold 1-0 lead 
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 & Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk 
1983
WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event 
1984
Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0 
1985
14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller 
1985
1st live telecast of Easter Parade 
1985
NJ General Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards 
1986
Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy 
1987
National Museum of Female Physician opens in Wash DC 
1987
Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline" 
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
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1989
Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths 
1989
NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules 
1990
BPAA US Open by Ron Palombi Jr 
1990
Farm Aid IV concert 
1990
John Poindexter (Natl Sec Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scandal 
1990
Michael Milken pleads innocent to security law violations 
1990
NY Rangers beat NY 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 
1991
"Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances 
1991
"Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 169 perfs 
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 
1992
Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence. 
1993
Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colo Rockie HR (Shea Stadium NY) 
1994
"Medea" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 82 performances 
1994
1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2 
1994
NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6 
1994
Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion 
1994
Vatican acknowledges Holocaust (Nazis killing Jews) for 1st time 
1995
Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike 
1996
8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus 
1996
Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pak, Singapore 
1996
Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic 
1996
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore 
1997
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers FL on WRXK 96.1 FM 
1999
The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas. 
2001
Mars Odyssey is launched. 
2003
U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later. 
2003
37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride wins 
2005
The Head of government of the Federal District, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress. 
2009
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces. 
2012
Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi 
2012
130 Pakistani Army soldiers are buried in an avalanche near the Siachen Glacier 
2013
15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force 
2013
Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada 
2016
US executives urge repeal of Mississippi law opposed by gays 
2016
Panama Papers reveal Americans with past financial crimes 
2016
Allergan, Pfizer call off proposed $160B merger 
2016
San Francisco introducing 100% paid parental leave 
2017
Tim Tebow Hits Home Run in First Minor League At-Bat 
2017
Russia, Iran condemn US missile strikes on Syrian airfield after chemical weapons attack 
2017
US launches cruise missile strike on Syria after chemical weapons attack 
2017
Few ads run on 'O'Reilly Factor' as boycott takes effect 
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