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Thursday, April 7, 2011

UK prime minister David Cameron admits to students in Pakistan that Britain and its empire is to blame for many of the world's problems. //www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/8432332/David-Cameron-criticised-for-being-simplistic-and-trendy-and-more-PC-than-PM-over-empire-apology.html ("The Daily Telegraph")

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2010 Kyrgyzstan riots:
Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev flees Bishkek amid fierce rioting, sparking a sociopolitical crisis. Former foreign minister Roza Otunbayeva is placed at the head of an interim government as the opposition seizes control.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is convicted of violating human rights and imprisoned until 2034. //www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/07/AR2009040701345.html?hpid=topnews ("Washington Post")

Monday, April 7, 2003

In Oakland, California, police fired rubber bullets and beanbags at anti-war protesters and dockworkers outside the Port, injuring at least a dozen demonstrators and six longshoremen standing nearby. Most of the 500 demonstrators were dispersed peacefully, but a crowd of demonstrators was blocking traffic on private property near the port and fail to disperse after police warnings. Oakland Police Chief said demonstrators also threw objects and bolts at them, and said the use of weapons was necessary to disperse the crowd. He indicated non-lethal projectiles were used to respond to direct illegal action. The longshoremen were caught in the crossfire. A dockworker spokesman reported Police gave two minutes to disperse, then did not move to arrest people, instead they opened fire. Demonstrators also claim though the rubber bullets were supposed to be shot at the ground, the Police took direct aim at them. Oakland police said 31 people were arrested at the port.
More than a dozen Coalition soldiers, a Knight Ridder reporter, a CNN cameraman and two Iraqi prisoners of war are sent for chemical weapons decontamination after exhibiting symptoms of possible exposure to tabun and sarin nerve agents and lewisite blistering agents while searching an Iraqi agricultural warehouse and a nearby military compound on the Euphrates river between the cities of Kerbala and Hilla. U.S. soldiers found eleven 25–gallon barrels and three 55-gallon chemical drums, hundreds of gas masks and chemical suits, along with large numbers of mortar and artillery rounds. Initial tests of the chemicals were positive, then a second test was done which came back negative. A third test, conducted by a mobile testing unit provided by Germany confirmed the existence of sarin. Some reports indicate that the chemicals found at the agricultural warehouse may turn out to be pesticides. Further tests are planned in the United States. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said later in a Pentagon briefing that almost all first reports we get, turn out to be wrong. We don't do first reports and we don't speculate. //www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtmljsessionid=L5KG4VLUQZXNSCRBAEKSFEY?type=topNewsstoryID=2522510,//www.msnbc.com/news/895392.asp

Friday, April 7, 2000

Attack submarine ex-Trepang completes being recycled.

Friday, April 7, 1995

House Republicans celebrate passage of most of the Contract with America.

Tuesday, April 7, 1992

A Miami, Florida jury convicts former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega of assisting Colombia's cocaine cartel.
The United Kingdom general election is narrowly won by the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister of the United Kingdom John Major.
The United States recognizes the independence of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. The European Community also recognizes Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Friday, April 7, 1989

Georgian demonstrators are massacred by Red Army soldiers in Tbilisi's central square during a peaceful rally 20 citizens are killed, many injured.
The Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea, killing 41.
A dispute over grazing rights leads to the beginning of the Mauritania–Senegal Border War.

Monday, April 7, 1980

The United States severs diplomatic relations with Iran and imposes economic sanctions, following the taking of American hostages on November 4, 1979.

Friday, April 7, 1978

U.S. President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the neutron bomb ndash a weapon which kills people with radiation but leaves buildings relatively intact.

Saturday, April 7, 1973

"Tu te reconnaîtras" by Anne-Marie David (music by Claude Morgan, text by Vline Buggy) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1973 for Luxembourg.

Friday, April 7, 1972

Vietnam War veteran Richard McCoy, Jr. hijacks a United Airlines jet and extorts $500,000 he is later captured.
The 44th Annual Academy Awards are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
A 7.0 Richter scale earthquake kills 5,000 people in the Iranian province of Fars.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union join some 70 nations in signing the Biological Weapons Convention, an agreement to ban biological warfare.

Wednesday, April 7, 1971

Greece releases 261 political prisoners, 50 of whom are sent into internal exile.

Sunday, April 7, 1968

Racing driver Jim Clark is killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim.

Friday, April 7, 1967

Six-Day War (approach): Israeli fighters shoot down 7 Syrian MIG-21s.

Thursday, April 7, 1966

The United Kingdom asks the United Nations Security Council for authority to use force to stop oil tankers that violate the embargo against Rhodesia (authority is given April 10).

Tuesday, April 7, 1964

IBM announces the System/360.
Four of 5 railroad operating unions strike against the Illinois Central Railroad without warning, bringing to a head a 5-year dispute over railroad work rules.
Gemini 1 is launched, the first unmanned test of the 2-man spacecraft.
"From Russia with Love" premiers in U.S. movie theaters.

Sunday, April 7, 1963

Yugoslavia is proclaimed to be a socialist republic, and Josip Broz Tito is named President for Life.

Saturday, April 7, 1956

Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.

Wednesday, April 7, 1954

Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his domino theory speech during a news conference.

Tuesday, April 7, 1953

Monday, April 7, 1952

The American Research Bureau reports that the I Love Lucy episode, The Marriage License was the first TV show in history to be seen in around 10,000,000 homes the evening the episode aired.

Thursday, April 7, 1949

Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific", starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, opens on Broadway and goes on to become RH's second longest-running musical. It becomes an instant classic of the musical theatre. The score's biggest hit is the song Some Enchanted Evening.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's \\\\'\\\\'South Pacific\\\\'\\\\', starring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, opens on Broadway and goes on to become RH's second longest-running musical. It becomes an instant classic of the musical theatre. The score's biggest hit is the song Some Enchanted Evening.

Saturday, April 7, 1945

The Japanese battleship \'\'Yamato\'\' is sunk north of Okinawa while enroute on a suicide mission.
The only flight of the German ramming unit known as the Sonderkommando Elbe takes place, resulting in the loss of some 24 B-17s and B-24s of the United States Eighth Air Force.
Abwehr conspirators Wilhelm Canaris, Hans Oster and Hans Dohanyi are hanged at Flossenberg concentration c, along with pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
WWII: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
The Japanese battleship "Yamato" is sunk north of Okinawa while enroute on a suicide mission.

Sunday, April 7, 1940

Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage st.

Friday, April 7, 1939

Italy invades Albania King Zog flees.

Thursday, April 7, 1927

Kuomintang troops kill number of communist-supporting workers in Shanghai. The incident is called the April 12 Incident, or Shanghai Massacre. The 1st United Front between the Nationalists and Communist ends, and the Civil War lasting until 1949 begins.
Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of Herbert Hoover (then the Secretary of Commerce), which becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television.

Wednesday, April 7, 1926

An assassination attempt against Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini fails.

Saturday, April 7, 1906

Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

Tuesday, April 7, 1903

Fredrikstad Football Club (FFK) is founded in Norway.

Tuesday, April 7, 1868

The Charter Oath, drawn up by his councilors, is promulgated at the enthronement of the Emperor Meiji of Japan, promising deliberative assemblies and an end to feudalism. //www.worldcat.org/wcpa/oclc/46731178 OCLC 46731178

Monday, April 7, 1862

American Civil War ndash Battle of Shiloh: The Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee.

Sunday, April 7, 1861

A population census is taken in the United Kingdom.

Monday, April 7, 1856

Saturday, April 7, 1827

April 8 ndash Battle of Monte Santiago: A squadron of the Brazilian Imperial Navy defeats Argentine vessels in a major naval engagement.

Tuesday, April 7, 1818

Brooks Brothers, the oldest men's clothier in the United States, opens its first store on the northeast corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets in New York City, where the South Street Seaport now stands.

Saturday, April 7, 1798

The Mississippi Territory is organized by the United States from territory ceded by Georgia and South Carolina later it is twice expanded to include disputed territory claimed by both the U.S. and Spain (which acquired territory in trade with Great Britain).

Tuesday, April 7, 1795

Adoption of the metric system in France.

Tuesday, April 7, 1789

Selim III (1789–1807) succeeds Abd-ul-Hamid I (1773–1789) as Ottoman Sultan.

Friday, April 7, 1724

Premiere performance of the ""'St. John Passion""' BWV 245 of Johann Sebastian Bach at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.

Tuesday, April 7, 1682

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, exploring rivers in America, reaches the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Wednesday, April 7, 1655

Pope Alexander VII, born Fabio Chigi, succeeds Pope Innocent X as the 237th pope.

Monday, April 7, 1625

Albrecht von Wallenstein is appointed German supreme commander.

Monday, March 28, 1541 (Julianian calendar)

Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.

Saturday, March 28, 1534 (Julianian calendar)

Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London

Thursday, March 28, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

Saturday, March 29, 1449 (Julianian calendar)

The last Antipope, Felix V, abdicates.

Sunday, March 30, 1348 (Julianian calendar)

June ndash Two ships enter the Bristol Channel bringing the bubonic plague to England.
Charles University is founded in Prague.

Thursday, April 5, 529 (Julianian calendar)

Queen Amalasuntha receives a delegation sent by a council of Gothic nobles urging that she have her son Athalaric, now 13, taught an education in the Roman tradition not by elderly schoolmasters, but by men who will teach him to ride, fence, and to be toughened, not to be turned into a bookworm.
The Samaritans revolt and are defeated the Church of the Nativity is burnt down during the uprising.
Emperor Justinian I issues the "Codex Justinianus" (Code of Civil Laws), reformulating Roman law in an effort to control his unruly people (see 532).
Al-Harith ibn Jabalah becomes the fifth king of the Ghassanids. He helps the Byzantines to suppress the wide-scale Samaritan Revolt.

Friday, April 6, 451 (Julianian calendar)

Eudocia, daughter of emperor Valentinian III, marries Huneric in Ravenna. The engagement serves to strengthen the alliance between the Western Roman Empire and the Vandal Kingdom.
June ndash Attila approaches "Aurelianum" (modern Orléans) and the city's inhabitants close the gates forcing him to lay siege. After learning of the Hun invasion, Flavius Aetius ("magister militum") moves quickly from Italy into Gaul, and joined forces with the Visigoth king Theodoric I.
Attila's forces invade Gaul and sack Metz. The major cities Strasbourg, Worms, Mainz, Trier, Cologne, Reims, Tournai, Cambrai, Amiens and Beauvais are destroyed by the Huns.

Sunday, April 9, 30 (Julianian calendar)

Velleius Paterculus writes the general history of the countries known in Antiquity.
Good Friday) ndash Crucifixion of Jesus (suggested date, but it is also suggested that he died on April 3, 33).//www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/newton.html johnpratt.com
Phaedrus translates Aesop's fables, and composes some of his own.
Probable beginning of pontificate of Saint Peter (in Catholic reckoning, until 64).
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