On This Day in History for April 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 142 of 142

  • 1979 Henri La Mothe dives 28' into 12 3/8" of water

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1980 Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1981 Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec
  • 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
  • 1985 1st live telecast of Easter Parade in New York
  • 1985 New Jersey General Hershel Walker runs for USFL record 233 yards

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1986 Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 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 Netherland
  • 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
  • 1990 BPAA US Open by Ron Palombi Jr
  • 1990 Farm Aid IV concert
  • 1990 John Poindexter (National Sec Advisor) found guilty on Iran-Contra scandal
  • 1990 Michael Milken pleads innocent to security law violations
  • 1990 Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma
  • 1991 Compton Gamma Ray Observatory orbits Earth
  • 1991 George Washington Bridge raises toll from $3.00 to $4.00
  • 1991 Wrestlemania VII scheduled in LA, actually performed 03/24
  • 1992 Republika Srpska (aka the Bosnian Serb Republic) announces its independence.
  • 1993 Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colo Rockie HR (Shea Stadium NY)
  • 1994 1st night game at Cleveland's Jacobs Field, Indians 6 Seattle 2
  • 1994 Vatican acknowledges Holocaust (Nazis killing Jews) for 1st time
  • 1996 Jayasuriya hits fastest ODI fifty off 17 balls v Pak, Singapore
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Ft Myers FL on WRXK 96.1 FM
  • 1999 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • 2001 Mars Odyssey is launched

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

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 2005 The Head of government of the Federal District, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, faces an impeachment process at the Mexican Congress.

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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
  • 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
  • 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

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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

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