7 APRIL
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • St. Francis Xavier, 1506
  • William Wordsworth, 1770
  • W.K. Kellogg, 1860
  • Bert Wheeler, 1895
  • Walter Winchell, 1897
  • Percy Faith, 1908
  • Billie Holiday, 1915
  • Ravi Shankar, 1920
  • Alan Pakula, 1928
  • James Garner, 1928
  • Wayne Rogers, 1933
  • Ian Richardson, 1934
  • Jerry Brown, 1938
  • David Frost, 1939
  • Francis Ford Coppola, 1939
  • Gerhard Schroder, 1944
  • John Oates, 1949
  • Janis Ian, 1951
  • Jackie Chan, 1954
  • Russell Crowe, 1964
  • Victoria Beckham, 1975

Died On This Day:

  • Charles VIII of France, 1498
  • El Greco, 1614
  • Dick Turpin executed, 1739
  • Phineas T. Barnum, 1891
  • Henry Ford, 1947
  • Walter Huston, 1950
  • Theda Bara, 1955
  • Molly McGee (Marian Jordan), 1961
  • Norman Taurog, 1981
  • Sen. Frank Church, 1984
  • Tammy Wynette, 1998
  • Barry Nelson, 2007
  • Mike Wallace, 2012
  • Stan Freberg, 2015
  • Tim Pigott-Smith, 2017

Today's Events:

  • AD 30 - Many scholars reckon today is the day of Christ's crucifixion, or is this crucifiction? Some say April 3, 33.
  • 1652 - Capetown, South Africa settled by Dutch under leader Jan van Riebeeck.
  • 1788 - Marietta, the first permanent settlement in Ohio, founded.
  • 1827 - First 100 wooden friction matches sold by Brit inventor John Walker to solicitor for one shilling - 2d for box.
  • 1851 - First postage stamp issued in Canada-3 penny black.
  • 1853 - Queen Victoria becomes first monarch to receive chloroform to ease birth of Prince Leopold.
  • 1862 - Battle of Shiloh ends with Northern victory; 10,000 casualties on each side. Civil War.
  • 1927 - First American demo TV broadcast - an image of Sec. of Commerce Herbert Hoover.
  • 1936 - Britain's popular family vacation camping resort, Butlins, opens first branch at Skegness.
  • 1940 - Booker T. Washington stamp issued by U.S. Post Office; first Black to appear on stamp.
  • 1943 - The drug LSD first synthesized by Albert Hofman in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1947 - First annual Tony Awards for American theatre presented in New York; named for Antoinette Perry.
  • 1948 - World Health Organization established in Geneva.
  • 1949 - 'South Pacific' starts 1,694 performance run in New York.
  • 1956 - Spain relinquishes its protectorate over Morocco.
  • 1957 - Last New York electric trolley run from Queens Plaza to Manhattan; age of electric trolley ends.
  • 1959 - U.S. selects first 7 astronauts-Cooper/Grissom/Slayton/Carpenter/Schirra/Shepard/Glenn.
  • 2005 - Up to 4 million people attend Pope John Paul II's funeral in Rome.
  • 2009 - US Television stations must switch broadcasting from analog to digital on this date, says a Senate Commerce Committee in October, 2005.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Aphraates
  • Hegisippus
  • Henry Walpole
  • Herman Joseph
  • John Baptist de la Salle
  • Celsus or Ceallach of Armagh
  • George the Younger
  • Nilus of Sora

Holiday:

  • Day of Adam
  • World Health Day

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • PESACH or Passover (Jewish), begins 15th day of lunar month Nisan thru 22nd
  • PALM SUNDAY, Sunday before Easter and first day of Holy Week.
  • MAUNDY THURSDAY, Thursday before Easter
  • GOOD FRIDAY, Friday before Easter
  • EASTER (SUNDAY) (March to May) the first Sunday after the first full moon after the veral equinox (March 22-April 25) in Western churches;
  • EASTER MONDAY, Monday after Easter.
  • CH'ING MING, Festival of Pure Brightness in China (Beginning of second moon (about March 21)
  • NAEFELSERFAHRT, Swiss pilgrimage the first Thursday in April to Näfels
  • BAISAKHI (in India) or VOISHU (in Kerala) or BOHAG BIHU (in Assam) - (Hindu New Year Festival)
  • VESAK (Commemoration of birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha) celebrated Southeast Asia.
  • MOTHER'S DAY (U.S.), second Sunday in May
  • FESTIVAL OF JOAN OF ARC in France, second Sunday in May
  • MEMORIAL DAY (U.S.), Last Monday in May
  • MAHAVIR JAYANTI, Indian festival celebrating birth of Lord Mahavira, celebrated early April
  • AKSHAYA TRITIYA, Hindu Festival, celebrated late April
  • DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME - begins first Sunday in April - clocks forward
  • Arbor Day - last Friday in April

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Word Search

[ Advanced Search ]

Year Search

[ Advanced Search ]

About These Tools
An introduction to Events-Day-by-Day by Larry Belling. More...

Buy Events Day-By-Day for PalmOS. More...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
  © 2019 Belling Productions Inc.  
Designed by vakart