About April 7

April 7, 2022 is the 97th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 290 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 7

  • 1348
    Charles University is founded in Prague.
  • 1521
    Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
  • 1541
    Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
  • 1805
    Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
  • 1827
    John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
  • 1927
    First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
  • 1939
    World War II: Italy invades Albania.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.
  • 1946
    Syria’s independence from France is officially recognised.
  • 1948
    A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
  • 1954
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “domino theory” speech during a news conference.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.

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