Wednesday, April 14, 2021 (Week 15)

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.

1990
John Poindexter is found guilty in the Iran-Contra scandal.
1983
Specialist Story Musgrave and Don Peterson make the first Space Shuttle spacewalk.
1980
The United States breaks relations with Iran.
1971
President Nixon pledges a withdrawal of 100,000 more men from Vietnam by December.
1963
Yugoslavia proclaims itself a Socialist republic.
1945
The Japanese battleship Yamato, the world’s largest battleship, is sunk during the Battle for Okinawa.
1943
British and American armies link up between Wadi Akarit and El Guettar in North Africa, forming a solid line against the German army.
1933
President Franklin Roosevelt signs legislation ending prohibition in the United States.
1922
U.S. Secretary of Interior leases the Teapot Dome naval oil reserves in Wyoming.
1914
The British House of Commons passes the Irish Home Rule Bill.
1862
General Ulysses S. Grant defeats Confederates at Battle of Shiloh, Tenn.
1798
The territory of Mississippi is organized.
1712
A slave revolt breaks out in New York City.
1652
The Dutch establish a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa.