On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 2020

Historical Events

  • Australia's highest court overturns the child sexual abuse conviction of Catholic Cardinal George Pell
  • China ends its lockdown of Wuhan, the city at the center of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic after 76 days as the country reports no new deaths for the 1st time
  • US acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigns after calling Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Thomas Roosevelt "too naive and too stupid" in address to the crew
  • Wisconsin holds its Democratic primary with in-person voting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, after a mail-in voting rejected by the Wisconsin Legislature

Famous Deaths

  • Harv Schmidt, American college basketball coach (University of Illinois 1967-74), dies at 83
  • John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (Hello in There, Angel From Montgomery), dies at 73
2020 Highlights

About April 7, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries