A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on April 7th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On April 7, 30 AD, Jesus Christ of Nazareth was crucified in Jerusalem and died on that same day. Or did He?
On April 7, 1827, John Walker of Stockton-on-Tees, England (Dunham County), first sold the item he had invented the year before, the now taken for granted friction match.
On April 7, 1868, one year after he helped Canada achieve a measure of independence in the formation of the Canadian Confederation, Irish immigrant to the United States and then Canada, Thomas D’Arcy Etienne Grace Hughes McGee, was assassinated by Patrick J. Whelan, a Fenian Irish nationalist.
On April 7, 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first African American depicted on a United States Postage stamp.
On April 7, 1945, the Japanese Navy sent the most powerful (along with her sister ship, the Musashi) battleship ever built on a one way suicide mission.
On April 7, 1945, the biggest and most heavily armed battleship created by man was sunk without ever fighting another battleship!
April 7, 2016 followed on the heels of the Rafael Eduardo “Ted” Cruz victory in the Wisconsin primary.
On April 7, 2018, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts promotion television Pay-Per-View event labeled UFC 223 had been rocked by the bizarre assault of a UFC bus carrying fighters expected to fight in the event by one of their own major fighting stars on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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