Today in History, English
Today in History, English

40321April 7Death2014 – John Shirley-Quirk, English opera singer (b. 1931)
40322April 7Death2014 – George Shuffler, American guitarist (The Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys) (b. 1925)
40323April 7Death2014 – Josep Maria Subirachs, Spanish sculptor and painter (b. 1927)
40324April 7Death2014 – Royce Waltman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)
40325April 7Death2015 – Tim Babcock, American soldier and politician, 16th Governor of Montana (b. 1919)
40326April 7Death2015 – José Capellán, Dominican-American baseball player (b. 1981)
40327April 7Death2015 – Eugene Louis Faccuito, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1925)
40328April 7Death2015 – Stan Freberg, American puppeteer, voice actor, and singer (b. 1926)
40329April 7Death2015 – Richard Henyekane, South African footballer (b. 1983)
40330April 7Death2015 – Kardam, Prince of Turnovo (b. 1962)
40331April 7Holiday and observanceChristian feast days:Aibert of CrespinBlessed Alexander RawlinsBlessed Edward Oldcorne and Blessed Ralph AshleyBlessed Notker the StammererBrynachHegesippusHenry WalpoleHermann JosephJean-Baptiste de La SallePatriarch Tikhon of MoscowApril 7 (Eastern Orth
40332April 7Holiday and observanceDay of Maternity and Beauty (Armenia)
40333April 7Holiday and observanceGenocide Memorial Day (Rwanda), and its related observance:International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide (United Nations)
40334April 7Holiday and observanceSheikh Abeid Amani Karume Day (Tanzania)
40335April 7Holiday and observanceWomen's Day (Mozambique)
40336April 7Holiday and observanceWorld Health Day (International)
40337April 8Event217 – Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated. He is succeeded by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
40338April 8Event632 – King Charibert II is assassinated at Blaye (Gironde), along with his infant son Chilperic.
40339April 8Event876 – The Battle of Dayr al-'Aqul saves Baghdad from the Saffarids.
40340April 8Event1093 – The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
40341April 8Event1139 – Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
40342April 8Event1149 – Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
40343April 8Event1232 – Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols begin their siege on Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty.
40344April 8Event1271 – In Syria, sultan Baibars conquers the Krak des Chevaliers.
40345April 8Event1665 – English colonial patents are granted for the establishment of the Monmouth Tract, for what would eventually become Monmouth County in northeastern New Jersey.
40346April 8Event1730 – Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
40347April 8Event1740 – War of Jenkins' Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa, taken into service as HMS Princess.
40348April 8Event1808 – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
40349April 8Event1820 – The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos.
40350April 8Event1832 – Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans.

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