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April 07: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On April 7, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from throughout history. The 7th of April is the 97th day of the Gregorian calendar, and it commemorates the first public, long-distance television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City) and the first African American to be featured on a United States postage stamp (Booker T. Washington).

Aries is the zodiac sign for April 7th. John Oates, Jackie Chan, Russell Crowe, and Anne-Marie have all been born on April 7th. National Beer Day and World Health Day are both celebrated on April 7th.

Event

(April 07, 1939)
Francis Ford Coppola, the American director whose films include The Godfather (1972), The Godfather, Part II (1974), and Apocalypse Now (1979), was born.

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(April 07, 1947)
Henry Ford, the American industrialist who founded the Ford Motor Company and revolutionised factory production with his assembly-line methods, died at the age of 83.

(April 07, 1963)
On this day in 1963, American professional golfer Jack Nicklaus won the Masters Tournament at the age of 23. He was a dominant figure in international golf from the 1960s to the 1980s, winning 73 PGA tour events during his career.

(April 07, 1994)
Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana, a moderate Hutu, was slain by Hutu soldiers a day after Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira died, ushering in a time of lawlessness and horrific executions.

(April 07, 2001)
NASA launched the Mars Odyssey mission, which landed on Mars in October and returned images and data to Earth scientists.

(Died on April 07, 2021)
Tommy Raudonikis, Australian rugby league player and coach (b. 1950).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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