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

  • 1767
    End of Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)
  • 1798
    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.
  • 1831
    D. Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King D. Pedro IV.
  • 1906
    Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
  • 1939
    World War II: Italy invades Albania.
  • 1948
    A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
  • 1969
    The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
  • 1976
    Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
  • 1999
    The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
  • 2001
    Mars Odyssey is launched.

Who were born on April 7?

  • 1539
    Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (d. 1584)
  • 1803
    James Curtiss, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1859)
  • 1899
    Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
  • 1928
    James Garner, American actor
  • 1945
    Joël Robuchon, French chef
  • 1956
    Annika Billström, Swedish politician
  • 1956
    Christopher Darden, prosecutor in O. J. Simpson murder case
  • 1964
    Jace Alexander, American television director
  • 1971
    Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (d. 2008)
  • 1977
    Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress

Who died on April 7?

  • 1739
    Dick Turpin, English highwayman (b. 1705)
  • 1801
    Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer (b. 1724)
  • 1943
    Jovan Dučić, Serbian poet (b. 1871)
  • 1968
    Jim Clark, OBE, Scottish race car driver and two-time F1 world champion (b. 1936)
  • 1982
    Brenda Benet, American actress (b. 1945)
  • 1982
    Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • 1992
    Ace Bailey, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1903)
  • 2001
    Beatrice Straight, American actress (b. 1914)
  • 2002
    John Agar, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2004
    Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)

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