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Notable Historical Events for April 7th

1979Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

195115th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

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

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

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

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

196327th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

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

1818General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians

1926Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose

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Notable Birthdays on April 7th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 7th

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

1940Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya

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

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

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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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