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

  • 1521
    Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
  • 1724
    Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion BWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
  • 1829
    Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
  • 1890
    Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
  • 1906
    Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
  • 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
  • 1927
    First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
  • 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.
  • 1990
    A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry M/S Scandinavian Star, killing 158 people.
  • 1994
    Auburn Calloway attempts to hijack FedEx Express Flight 705 and crash it to insure his family with his life insurance policy. The crew subdues him and lands the aircraft safely.
  • 1994
    Rwandan Genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • 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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