Today in History, English
Today in History, English

39901April 7Event1724 – Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion BWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
39902April 7Event1767 – End of Burmese–Siamese War (1765–67).
39903April 7Event1776 – Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
39904April 7Event1788 – American pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the wes
39905April 7Event1789 – Selim III became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
39906April 7Event1798 – The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.
39907April 7Event1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
39908April 7Event1805 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
39909April 7Event1827 – John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.
39910April 7Event1829 – Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
39911April 7Event1831 – Emperor Pedro I of Brazil resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King Pedro IV.
39912April 7Event1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh ends: The Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee.
39913April 7Event1868 – Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by Irish Republicans, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only one of a federal politician.
39914April 7Event1890 – Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
39915April 7Event1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
39916April 7Event1906 – The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
39917April 7Event1908 – H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.
39918April 7Event1922 – Teapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming.
39919April 7Event1927 – First long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
39920April 7Event1933 – Prohibition in the United States is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment.
39921April 7Event1939 – World War II: Italy invades Albania.
39922April 7Event1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
39923April 7Event1943 – The Holocaust: In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches.
39924April 7Event1943 – Ioannis Rallis becomes collaborationist Prime Minister of Greece during the Axis Occupation.
39925April 7Event1945 – World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.
39926April 7Event1945 – World War II: Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.
39927April 7Event1946 – Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
39928April 7Event1948 – The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
39929April 7Event1948 – A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
39930April 7Event1954 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.

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