April 7, 0030 – Scholars’ estimate this is the date of crucifixion for Jesus by Roman troops.
April 7, 1795 – France adopts the METRE as the basis of measurement of length. The first modern nation to do so.
April 7, 1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts.
April 7, 1922 – The Teapot Dome oil reserves are leased by President Harding and Interior Secretary Albert Bacon Fall to a private investor setting off what would be called the Teapot Dome Scandal.
April 7, 1934 – Mahatma Gandhi suspends his campaign of civil disobedience.
April 7, 1939 – Director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) is born.
April 7, 1940 – The first stamp to feature a black man in the U.S. is published. The stamp held the image of Booker T. Washington.
April 7, 1948 – The World Health Organization is founded.
April 7, 1954 – International movie star Jackie Chan is born.
April 7, 1959 – Despite the 18th Amendment being repealed in 1920, Oklahoma finally repeals its own prohibition laws.
April 7, 1964 – Australian actor Russell Crowe was born.
April 7, 1969 – The first RFC (Request for Comments) is posted on the ARPANET project. In an unofficial way, it was the birth of the internet.
April 7, 1980 – Amidst the Iran Hostage Crisis, President Jimmy Carter decides to end relations with Iran.
April 7, 1983 – The first Spacewalk of the Shuttle Program occurs.
April 7, 2003 – U.S. troops capture Baghdad.
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