What are the important events that happened on April 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
April 7: Facts & Myths About This Day
April 7 is the 98th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 25, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,586,217,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontaoctagon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 311 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,664 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 7 Historical Events
End of Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)
The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.
D. Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King D. Pedro IV.
Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
World War II: Italy invades Albania.
A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
Mars Odyssey is launched.
Who were born on April 7?
Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (d. 1584)
James Curtiss, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
James Garner, American actor
Joël Robuchon, French chef
Annika Billström, Swedish politician
Christopher Darden, prosecutor in O. J. Simpson murder case
Jace Alexander, American television director
Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (d. 2008)
Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
Who died on April 7?
Dick Turpin, English highwayman (b. 1705)
Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (b. 1724)
Jovan Dučić, Serbian poet (b. 1871)
Jim Clark, OBE, Scottish race car driver and two-time F1 world champion (b. 1936)
Brenda Benet, American actress (b. 1945)
Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1903)
Beatrice Straight, American actress (b. 1914)
John Agar, American actor (b. 1921)
Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)
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