April 7 in History
What happened on April 7 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 7 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 7 in history.
John Poindexter is found guilty in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson make the first Space Shuttle spacewalk.
The United States breaks relations with Iran.
President Nixon pledges a withdrawal of 100,000 more men from Vietnam by December.
Yugoslavia proclaims itself a Socialist republic.
The Japanese battleship Yamato, the world’s largest battleship, is sunk during the Battle for Okinawa.
British and American armies link up between Wadi Akarit and El Guettar in North Africa, forming a solid line against the German army.
President Franklin Roosevelt signs legislation ending prohibition in the United States.
U.S. Secretary of Interior leases the Teapot Dome naval oil reserves in Wyoming.
The British House of Commons passes the Irish Home Rule Bill.
General Ulysses S. Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tenn.
The territory of Mississippi is organized.
A slave revolt breaks out in New York City.
The Dutch establish a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa.