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

  • 1348
    Charles University is founded in Prague.
  • 1541
    Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
  • 1776
    Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
  • 1827
    John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
  • 1908
    H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • 1922
    Teapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming.
  • 1927
    First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
  • 1943
    Holocaust: In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches.
  • 1954
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “domino theory” speech during a news conference.
  • 1971
    President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
  • 1976
    Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
  • 1989
    Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
  • 2003
    U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein’s regime falls two days later.
  • 2009
    Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.

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