On This Day

Historical Events on April 7

  • 30 Scholars' estimate for Jesus' crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem [or April 3]

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451 Attila the Hun plunders Metz in Northeastern France

King and Chieftain of the Hunnic Empire Attila
King and Chieftain of the Hunnic Empire
Attila

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529 First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (fundamental work in jurisprudence) issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I

Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
Eastern Roman Emperor
Justinian I
  • 1118 Pope Gelasius II excommunicated by Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1348 Prague University, first university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV
  • 1456 Louis van Burbon becomes prince-bishop of Luik
  • 1498 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy
  • 1509 France declares war on Venice
  • 1521 Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books

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1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan's fleet reaches Cebu

  • 1541 Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies
  • 1584 Ieper surrenders to duke Van Parma

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1625 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein
  • 1645 Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil
  • 1655 Fabio Chigi replaces Pope Innocent X as Alexander VII
  • 1712 Slave revolt in New York kills 6 white men, 21 African Americans executed

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1724 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion" premieres in Leipzig

  • 1739 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • 1776 Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward
  • 1788 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta

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1794 English chemist and theologian Joseph Priestley departs England for America on board Sansom at Gravesend

Chemist, Theologian and Author Joseph Priestley
Chemist, Theologian and Author
Joseph Priestley

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1795 France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length

Mathematician and Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician and Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • 1798 Mississippi Territory organized

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1805 Premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Eroica", in Vienna, conducted by the composer

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

1805 Lewis and Clark Expedition leaves Fort Mandan (on the Missouri River near what is now Washburn, North Dakota), beginning their journey to the Pacific Ocean

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
Interpreter and Guide Sacagawea
Interpreter and Guide
Sacagawea
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1818 General Andrew Jackson conquers Spanish Fort San Marcos (St Marks), in Spanish Florida during his pursuit of the Native American Seminole Tribe, in what would become known as the First Seminole War

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 1827 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
  • 1831 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil
  • 1860 Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe
  • 1862 Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tenn, Island #10 falls
  • 1863 Battle of Charleston, South Carolina failed Federal fleet attack on Fort Sumter
  • 1865 Battle of Farmville, Virginia
  • 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
  • 1890 Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal, Japan
  • 1891 Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

1895 Polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen reaches record 86°13.6′N latitude north, expedition closest to the North pole

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 1896 American athlete Robert Garrett wins the throwing double at the Athens Olympics by taking out the shot putt (11.22m); wins the discus the previous day

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1896 Australian athlete edwin flack wins gold in the first Olympic 1500m final at inaugural modern Games in Athens; goes on to win 800m two days later

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 1901 SDAP demands general voting right, abolishing First Chamber
  • 1902 Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms
  • 1906 Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
  • 1917 De Falla's ballet "El Sombrero de tres Picos" premieres in Madrid
  • 1917 J.M. Barrie's play "Old Lady Shows Her" premieres in London
  • 1919 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen

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1922 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion the Teapot Dome scandals

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
US Senator Albert B. Fall
US Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • 1923 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney
  • 1923 Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
  • 1926 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)

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1926 Mussolini is shot at 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, she only hits him once in the nose

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1927 Using phone lines TV is sent from Washington, D.C. to NYC
  • 1928 44-year old NY Rangers GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game and beats Montreal Maroons, 2-1 in OT; Rangers go on to win series, 3-2
  • 1931 Seals Stadium opens in San Francisco
  • 1933 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • 1933 'National Beer Day" Cullen-Harrison act comes into effect legalising sale of low alcohol beer
  • 1933 University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic

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1934 In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspends his campaign of civil disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1939 Italy invades Albania
  • 1940 7th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jimmy Demaret wins the first of his 3 Masters titles, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Lloyd Mangrum

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1940 US Post Office issues first postage stamp of African American educator Booker T. Washington

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington
Education Pioneer
Booker T. Washington
  • 1941 British generals O'Connor & Neame captured in North Africa

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1943 Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1943 British and US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
  • 1943 Lt colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded at allied air raid
  • 1943 NFL adopts free substitution rule; helmets made mandatory and 10-game schedule for all teams approved

Battle of InterestD-Day

1944 World War II: General Montgomery speaks to generals at St. Paul's School about his vision for the upcoming D-Day landings

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Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent
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  • 1945 Kuniaki Koiso resigns as Prime Minister of Japan after the US invasion of Okinawa; he is replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
  • 1945 Battle of Okinawa: Massive kamikaze attack of around 110 Japanese aircraft damages three US battleships off Okinawa island
  • 1945 Sonderkommando Elbe, special Luftwaffe units designed to destroy Allied planes by ramming them mid-air, are sent on their first and only mission of World War II
  • 1945 Battle of Okinawa: US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide mission, super battleship Yamato and four destroyers are sunk

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

1946 10th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: American Herman Keiser wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of tour money-leader Ben Hogan; first Masters in 4 years because of World War II

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1946 Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
  • 1946 Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
  • 1948 World Health Organization formed by the United Nations
  • 1948 A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead
  • 1949 "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
  • 1951 15th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Hogan wins the first of his 2 Masters titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Skee Riegel
  • 1951 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
  • 1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 1951 105th Grand National: John Bullock wins aboard 40/1 shot Nickel Coin; of 36 runners, only 3 complete the course
  • 1953 1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1953 UN General Assembly begins session that will elect Dag Hammarskjöld of Sweden as Secretary-General

Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Dag Hammarskjöld
  • 1954 German government refuses to recognize DDR

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1954 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1954 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 10th NBA Championship: Despite 30 points from Pistons forward George Yardley, Philadelphia Warriors beat Fort Wayne, 99-88; Warriors wrap up series, 4-1
  • 1956 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • 1957 21st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Doug Ford wins his only Masters, 3 strokes ahead of 3-time champion Sam Snead
  • 1957 Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run
  • 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
  • 1959 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
  • 1959 Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif
  • 1962 Indian cricketer Polly Umrigar slams 172 not out vs West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes

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1962 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail

Politician and Writer Milovan Djilas
Politician and Writer
Milovan Djilas
  • 1963 27th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: 23 year old Jack Nicklaus wins the first of his record 6 Green Jackets with a 3-foot par putt on the final hole to finish 1 stroke ahead of Tony Lema
  • 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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1964 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 375 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1964 IBM announces the System/360.
  • 1965 Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
  • 1966 US recovers a lost hydrogen bomb from the Mediterranean sea floor (whoops)
  • 1967 Israeli Syrian border fights
  • 1967 Tom Donahue, San Francisco DJ begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)

USAMartin Luther King Assassination Riots

1968 Riots continue in over 100 US cities following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Front page of The Washington Post on April 7, 1968, three days after the assassination of Martin Luther King
Front page of The Washington Post on April 7, 1968, three days after the assassination of Martin Luther King
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  • 1969 Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
  • 1969 Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material

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1969 Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1969 The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
  • 1970 "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in NYC

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1970 42nd Academy Awards: "Midnight Cowboy" - Best Picture, John Wayne (True Grit), and Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jane Brody) win

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • 1970 MLB Milwaukee Brewers (former Seattle Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
  • 1971 Dismissal of Curt Flood's free agency suit against baseball is upheld by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 US President Richard Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1971 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1972 Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast
  • 1973 Cleveland sets day-game & opening-game attendance records of 74,420
  • 1973 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
  • 1973 18th Eurovision Song Contest: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg wins singing "Tu te reconnaitras" in Luxembourg
  • 1974 Herb Gardner's "Thieves" premieres in NYC
  • 1975 Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries

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1976 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • 1977 Consumer Product Safety Comn bans "TRIS" flame-retardant
  • 1977 Toronto Blue Jays 1st game, they beat Chicago 9-5
  • 1977 German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot dead by two Red Army Faction members, starting the "German Autumn"
  • 1978 Guttenberg bible sells for $2,000,000 in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 US President Jimmy Carter defers production of neutron bomb

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

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1978 US Court of Appeals upholds Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's voiding of attempted player sales by A's owner Charlie Finley in June 1976

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn
  • 1979 Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water
  • 1979 Houston Astro Ken Forsch no-hits Atlanta Braves, 6-0

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1979 Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis
  • 1981 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec

Music releaseAlbum Release

1981 "Street Songs" 5th studio album by Rick James is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1981)

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 1982 Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested
  • 1983 Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt
  • 1983 STS-6 specialist Story Musgrave & Don Peterson 1st STS spacewalk
  • 1983 WIBC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, attracts 75,480 women bowlers for 83-day event
  • 1984 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • 1985 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Alice Miller shoots a final round 67 (−5) to win her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of Jan Stephenson of Australia
  • 1985 1st live telecast of Easter Parade in New York
  • 1985 New Jersey General Hershel Walker rushes for USFL record 233 yards

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1986 WrestleMania II at 3 locations: Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy; Mr. T beats Roddy Piper in a boxing match

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T
  • 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"
  • 1988 Murderer of Gerrit Jan Heijns, Ferdi Elsas, arrested in the Netherlands
  • 1988 Russia announces it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
  • 1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 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
  • 1990 BPAA US Open by Ron Palombi Jr

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

1990 Farm Aid IV concert at Hoosier Dome (Indianapolis, Indiana features Bonnie Raitt, John Mellencamp, John Hiatt, Carl Perkins, Arlo Guthrie, Garth Brooks, Bruce Hornsby, Elton John, Lou Reed, Taj Mahal, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Willie Nelson, Iggy Pop, and others

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • 1990 John Poindexter (US National Security Advisor) found guilty of five counts of lying to Congress and obstruction regarding the 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: Marcus Armytage aboard 16/1 bet Mr Frisk wins in race record 8m 47.8s; 2 equine fatalities during the race
  • 1991 "Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1991 "Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 169 performances

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Jack Nicklaus wins his second of 4 event titles by 1 stroke from Jim Colbert, Jim Dent & Phil Rodgers

  • 1991 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth
  • 1991 George Washington Bridge (connecting New York City with Fort Lee, New Jersey, over the Hudson River) raises toll from $3.00 to $4.00
  • 1992 Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
  • 1993 Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colo Rockie HR (Shea Stadium NY)
  • 1994 "Medea" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1994 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
  • 1994 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • 1994 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
  • 1994 Vatican commemorates The Holocaust for the first time with an orchestral concert in the Sala Nervi

Murder of InterestRwandan Genocide

1994 Beginning of the Rwandan Genocide; the Presidential Guard begins killing moderate politicians and public figures in Kigali, including Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana

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Skulls of genocide victims at the Nyamata Memorial Site in Rwanda
Skulls of genocide victims at the Nyamata Memorial Site in Rwanda
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  • 1995 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike
  • 1996 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Defending champion Jack Nicklaus wins his 4th event title by 3 strokes from Hale Irwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pakistan, Singapore

  • 1996 Pakistan beats Sri Lanka to win Cricket's Singer Cup in Singapore
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers FL on WRXK 96.1 FM
  • 1997 150th Grand National: Tony Dobbin aboard New Zealand bred Lord Gyllene wins at 14/1 by 25 lengths; race postponed 2 days because of IRA bomb threat
  • 1999 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • 2000 South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is charged by Delhi police with fixing One Day International matches against India
  • 2001 Mars Odyssey is launched
  • 2001 154th Grand National: Richard Guest wins aboard Red Marauder; trainer Martin Pipe saddles 10 of 40-strong field, Blowing Wind best at 3rd place

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

2003 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith
  • 2003 65th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Syracuse beats Kansas, 81-78; Orangemen win first title; Carmelo Anthony named tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • 2005 The Head of government of the Federal District, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress.
  • 2008 70th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats Memphis, 75-68; first time since seeding began, all 4 top seeds advance to the Final Four

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 2009 28th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Louisville, 76-54; Huskies' 6th national title with center Tina Charles MOP
  • 2012 Joyce Banda becomes President of Malawi
  • 2012 130 Pakistani Army soldiers are buried in an avalanche near the Siachen Glacier
  • 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
  • 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Inbee Park wins her 2nd major title, 4 strokes ahead of fellow South Korean So Yeon Ryu; first of Park's 3 straight major victories in 2013

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2013 WrestleMania XXVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (80,676): John Cena defeats The Rock to win his record 11th WWE Championship

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena
Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson
  • 2014 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky, 60-54; 2nd time a school has won both men's & women's Div I national titles in same year
  • 2015 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame, 63-53; Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis & Moriah Jefferson, 15 points for Huskies
  • 2016 Longest-ever captured python found on Penang in Malaysia (26ft/8m)
  • 2017 Truck driven into a department store in Stockholm, killing 4 in a terror attack

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump orders missile strike on Syrian airfield after chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Pearl Jam inducted

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • 2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village is released in the United States
  • 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Joan Baez; Electric Light Orchestra; Journey; Pearl Jam; 2Pac Shakur; Yes; and Nile Rodgers