Today in HisStory – April 7

Jesus’ crucifixion may have happened on this date. (30 AD)

First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis, a fundamental work in jurisprudence, was issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I. (529 AD)

Francis Xavier left Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies. (1541)

Slave revolt in New York killed six white men. 21 African Americans were executed. (1712)

William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic school of poetry, is born. (1770)

Mississippi Territory was organized. (1798)

Ludwig von Beethoven’s first composition Missa Solemnis, Solemn Mass, premiered. (1824)

English chemist John Walker invented wooden matches. (1827)

Thomas D’Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation, was assassinated by the Irish. It was one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only federal politician. (1868)

Warren G. Harding’s Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leased the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair. This set in motion what came to be known as the Teapot Dome scandals. (1922)

Workers Party of America became an official communist party. (1923)

First brain tumor operation under local anesthetic was performed by Dr K Winfield. (1923)

Henry Ford died. (1947)

World Health Organization was formed by the United Nations. (1948)

US President Eisenhower, in news conference, was the first to voice fear of a “domino-effect” of communism in Indo-China. (1954)

Oklahoma ended prohibition after 51 years. (1959)

US Supreme Court struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material. (1969)

This is Internet’s symbolic birth date with the publication of RFC 1. (1969)

Actor John Wayne won his first and only Academy Award for Henry Hathaway’s Western True Grit. (1970)

US President Jimmy Carter broke relations with Iran during the hostage crisis. (1980)

Genecide began in Rwanda. Armed forces killed ten Belgian peacekeeping officers in a successful effort to discourage international intervention in the genocide that had begun only hours earlier. (1994)

The World Trade Organization ruled in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas. (1999)

U.S. troops captured Baghdad. Saddam Hussein’s regime fell two days later. (2003)

Longest-ever captured python was found on Penang in Malaysia. It was  26 feet or 8 meters. (2016)


About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.
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