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Notable Historical Events for April 7th

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

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

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

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

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.

1976Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

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

1943Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg

197042nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith win

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Notable Birthdays on April 7th

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

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

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

1964Russell Crowe, Wellington, New Zealand, Australian/New Zealand actor (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator)

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Notable Weddings on April 7th

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

1920Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (22) weds Carrie Williamson

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

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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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