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Notable Historical Events for April 7th

1976Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

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

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

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

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

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

1926Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose

1986Wrestlemania II at 3 locations, Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy

1818General Andrew Jackson conquers St Marks Fla from Seminole indians

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 7th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 7th

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

1940Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya

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

1920Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (22) weds Carrie Williamson

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Notable Deaths on April 7th

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

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

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