What happened this day in history April 7

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

  • 1348
    Charles University is founded in Prague.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh ends – the Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee.
  • 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 the only one of a federal politician.
  • 1927
    First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
  • 1954
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “domino theory” speech during a news conference.
  • 1956
    Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
  • 1976
    Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
  • 1985
    Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.
  • 2003
    U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein’s regime falls two days later.
  • 2009
    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?

  • 1613
    Gerhard Douw, Dutch painter (d. 1675)
  • 1644
    François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (d. 1730)
  • 1883
    Gino Severini, Italian painter (d. 1966)
  • 1924
    Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer (d. 2009)
  • 1939
    Sir David Frost, English broadcaster and TV host
  • 1942
    Nam Gi-nam, South Korean director of movies
  • 1946
    Zaid Abdul-Aziz, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
  • 1975
    Tiki Barber, American football player
  • 1981
    Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer

Who died on April 7?

  • 1651
    Lennart Torstenson, Swedish soldier and engineer (b. 1603)
  • 1661
    Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician (b. 1604)
  • 1719
    Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, French saint (b. 1651)
  • 1871
    Alexander Loyd, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • 1928
    Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)
  • 1950
    Walter Huston, Canadian-born actor (b. 1884)
  • 1997
    Georgi Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1935)
  • 1997
    Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer (Godzilla series) (b. 1910)
  • 2000
    Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer (b. 1944)
  • 2010
    Jean-Paul Proust, French-born Minister of State of Monaco (b. 1940)

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