What Happened on April 7

Significant Events

  • 30 Scholars' estimate for Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem
  • 529 First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (fundamental work in jurisprudence) issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
  • 1724 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion" premieres in Leipzig
  • 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 Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
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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

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