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

  • 1776
    Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
  • 1940
    Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Syria’s independence from France is officially recognised.
  • 1956
    Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
  • 1964
    IBM announces the System/360.
  • 1969
    The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
  • 1971
    President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
  • 1977
    German Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
  • 1978
    Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
  • 1990
    A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry M/S Scandinavian Star, killing 158 people.
  • 1990
    Iran Contra Affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction is later reversed on appeal).
  • 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.
  • 1999
    The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.

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