History's April 07
    2015 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 63-53
    2014 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky 60-54
    2013 15 people, including 9 children, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force
    2013 Sweden wins the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship defeating Canada
    2012 Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi
    2012 130 Pakistani Army soldiers are buried in an avalanche near the Siachen Glacier
    2009 Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.
    2009 28th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville 76-54
    2008 70th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats Memphis 75-68
    2005 The Head of government of the Federal District, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress.
    2003 65th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Syracuse beats Kansas 81-78
    2003 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win
    2003 U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
    2001 Mars Odyssey is launched.
    2001 154th Grand National: Richard Guest aboard Red Marauder wins
    1999 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
    1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers FL on WRXK 96.1 FM
    1997 150th Grand National: Tony Dobbin aboard Lord Gyllene wins
    1996 Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
    1996 Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pak, Singapore
    1996 8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
    1996 Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic
    1995 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
    1994 Vatican acknowledges Holocaust (Nazis killing Jews) for 1st time
    1994 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
    1994 "Medea" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 82 performances
    1994 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
    1994 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
    1993 Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colo Rockie HR (Shea Stadium NY)
    1992 Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
    1991 George Washington Bridge raises toll from $3.00 to $4.00
    1991 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth
    1991 3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
    1991 "Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 169 performances
    1991 "Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances
    1991 Wrestlemania VII scheduled in LA, actually performed 03/24
    1991 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
    1990 Farm Aid IV concert
    1990 BPAA US Open by Ron Palombi Jr
    1990 John Poindexter (Natl Sec Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scandal
    1990 Michael Milken pleads innocent to security law violations
    1990 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
    1990 Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma
    1990 144th Grand National: Mr. Marcus Armytage aboard Mr Frisk wins
    1989 Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths
    1989 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
    1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
    1988 Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
    1988 Gerrit John Heijns murderer, arrested
    1988 Devils 3-2 over Isles, 1st round tied 1-1
    1987 National Museum of Female Physicians opens in Washington, D.C.
    1987 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"
    1986 Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy
    1985 NJ General Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards
    1985 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
    1985 1st live telecast of Easter Parade
    1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
    1983 WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event
    1983 STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave & Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk
    1983 Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
    1983 Caps 4-Isles 2-Patrick Div Semifinals-series tied 1-1
    1982 Penguins 1-Isles 8-Preliminary-Isles hold 1-0 lead
    1982 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
    1981 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec
    1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
    1979 Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water
    1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0
    1979 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers
    1978 Pres Carter defers production of neutron bomb
    1978 Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in NYC
    1978 US Court of Appeals upholds Commissioner Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976
    1977 Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
    1977 German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
    1977 Toronto Blues Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
    1976 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping
    1975 Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries
    1974 Herb Gardner's "Thieves" premieres in NYC
    1973 18th Eurovision Song Contest: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg wins singing "Tu te reconnaitras" in Luxembourg
    1973 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
    1973 Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420
    1972 Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast
    1971 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
    1971 Pres Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free
    1971 Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
    1970 Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
    1970 "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in NYC
    1970 42nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith win
    1969 Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
    1969 Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material
    1969 The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
    1969 Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4
    1967 Israeli/Syrian border fights
    1967 Tom Donahue, SF dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
    1966 US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
    1965 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
    1964 IBM announces the System/360.
    1963 Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
    1963 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
    1963 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
    1962 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
    1962 Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
    1959 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
    1959 Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif
    1958 Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
    1957 Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run
    1957 21st Masters Golf Tournament: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
    1956 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
    1956 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
    1954 US President Eisenhower in news conference first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China
    1954 German government refuses to recognize DDR
    1954 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
    1953 1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight
    1953 Dag Hammarskjoeld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary
    1951 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
    1951 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins
    1951 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
    1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
    1949 "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
    1948 A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
    1948 World Health Organization formed by the United Nations
    1946 Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
    1946 Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
    1946 10th Masters Golf Tournament: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282
    1945 1st & last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers
    1945 US B-17s bombs range at Luneburg
    1945 US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato & four destroyers were sunk
    1944 General Montgomery speaks to generals about invastion plan
    1943 Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg
    1943 Lt colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded at allied air raid
    1943 British/US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
    1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule
    1941 British generals O'Connor & Neame captured in North Africa
    1940 1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T. Washington)
    1940 7th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 280
    1939 Italy invades Albania
    1934 In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience
    1933 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
    1933 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic
    1933 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
    1931 Seals Stadium opens in SF
    1928 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
    1927 Using phone lines TV is sent from Wash DC to NYC
    1926 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)
    1926 Mussolini is shot 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, only hitting him in the nose
    1923 Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
    1923 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney
    1922 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to harry sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals
    1922 Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair
    1921 Revolutionary leader, Sun Yat-sen is elected President of China at Canton, though China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords
    1919 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks
    1917 De Falla's ballet "El Sombrero de tres Picos" premieres in Madrid
    1917 James Barries' "Old Lady Shows Her" premieres in London
    1906 Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
    1906 Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
    1902 Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms
    1901 SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
    1891 Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
    1890 Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
    1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Yellow Face" (BG)
    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 only federal politician.
    1865 Battle of Farmville VA
    1863 Battle of Charleston SC, failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter
    1862 Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tenn, Island #10 falls
    1860 Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe
    1831 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil
    1827 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
    1818 General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians
    1805 Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)
    1798 Mississippi Territory organized
    1795 France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
    1788 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
    1776 Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
    1739 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
    1724 Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig
    1712 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed
    1655 Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII
    1652 Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa
    1645 Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil
    1625 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander
    1584 Ieper surrenders to duke Van Parma
    1541 Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
    1521 Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books
    1521 Ferdinand Magellan's fleet reaches Cebu
    1509 France declares war on Venice
    1498 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy
    1456 Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik
    1348 Prague U, 1st university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV
    1118 Pope Gelasius II excommunicated Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
    611Maya king Uneh Chan of Calakmul sacks rival city-state Palenque in southern Mexico.
    529 First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
    529First draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.
    451 Attila's Huns plunder Metz
    397The wearing of barbarian clothing in the City of Rome is banned by the Emperor Honorius.
    30 Scholars' estimate of Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem
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