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
Charles University is founded in Prague.
American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh ends – the Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee.
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 the only one of a federal politician.
First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “domino theory” speech during a news conference.
Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.
U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein’s regime falls two days later.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.
Who were born on April 7?
Gerhard Douw, Dutch painter (d. 1675)
François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer (d. 2009)
Sir David Frost, English broadcaster and TV host
Nam Gi-nam, South Korean director of movies
Zaid Abdul-Aziz, American basketball player
Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
Tiki Barber, American football player
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Who died on April 7?
Lennart Torstenson, Swedish soldier and engineer (b. 1603)
Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician (b. 1604)
Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, French saint (b. 1651)
Alexander Loyd, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)
Walter Huston, Canadian-born actor (b. 1884)
Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1935)
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer (Godzilla series) (b. 1910)
Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer (b. 1944)
Jean-Paul Proust, French-born Minister of State of Monaco (b. 1940)
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