About April 7

April 7, 2020 is the 98th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

What Happened On April 7

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1890
    Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
  • 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
  • 1933
    Prohibition is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.
  • 1956
    Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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