What Happened on April 7

Historical Events

  • 30 Scholars' estimate for Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem [or April 3]
  • 529 First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (fundamental work in jurisprudence) issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
  • 1948 World Health Organization formed by the United Nations
  • 1954 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China
  • 1969 The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
  • 1999 The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • More Historical Events

Apr 7 in Film & TV

  • 1927 First long distance television transmission: An image of Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover sent from Washington, D.C. to NYC by AT&T

Apr 7 in Music

Apr 7 in Sport

  • 2000 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is charged by Delhi police with fixing One Day International matches against India

Did You Know?

Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing

On April 7, 1739

Would You Believe?

Longest-ever captured python found on Penang in Malaysia (26ft/8m)

On April 7, 2016

Famous Weddings

  • 1868 American religious leader Brigham Young weds his 53rd wife, American actress and future polygamy critic Anna Webb (24), in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1920 Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (22) weds Carrie Williamson
  • 1921 French army captain, and future president, Charles de Gaulle (30) weds Yvonne Vendroux (20) in the Notre-Dame de Calais church

Famous Divorces

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