About April 7

April 7, 2021 is the 97th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Aries is the sun 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 300 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 7

  • 529
    First draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.
  • 1348
    Charles University is founded in Prague.
  • 1521
    Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
  • 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.
  • 1805
    Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
  • 1829
    Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
  • 1831
    D. Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King D. Pedro IV.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh ends – the Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee.
  • 1890
    Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
  • 1943
    Ioannis Rallis becomes collaborationist Prime Minister of Greece during the WWII Axis Occupation.
  • 1945
    World War II: Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.
  • 1969
    The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
  • 1976
    Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
  • 1978
    Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
  • 1985
    Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.
  • 1989
    Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
  • 1992
    Republika Srpska announces its independence.
  • 1994
    Rwandan Genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • 1995
    First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.
  • 2009
    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

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