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

1934In India, Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign of civil disobedience

1991chris johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

19401st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T. Washington)

1969Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

2003U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.

1818General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians

1724Johann S Bach's "John Passion" premieres in Leipzig

1979Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

1922Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals

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Notable Birthdays on April 7th

1920Ravi Shankar, Varanasi, British India, musician (the Pandit), (d. 2012)

1929"Crazy" Joe Gallo, Brooklyn New York, American mobster

1915Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], Philadelphia Pennsylvania, jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues)

1954Jackie Chan, martial art actor (Rumble in the Bronx)

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Notable Weddings on April 7th

1979Country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)

1940Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya

1921French president Charles de Gaulle (30) weds Yvonne Vendroux (20)

2003Academy Award "Gladiator" actor Russell Crowe (39) weds singer Danielle Spencer (32) at his 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, New South Wales, Australia

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Notable Deaths on April 7th

2012Mike Wallace [Myron], American media personality, dies at 93

1972"Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, killed at his 43rd birthday party by rival mobsters

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