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Notable Historical Events for April 7th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1976Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

1980Jimmy Carter breaks relations with Iran during hostage crisis

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 7th

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

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

1920Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (22) weds Carrie Williamson

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

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

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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