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Calendar for April 7th, 2013

Every Year

  • World Health Day

  • 1770s

  • Born 1770: William Wordsworth (poet)

  • 1780s

  • 1782: George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit for U.S. soldiers injured in action. It later became known as the Purple Heart

  • 1890s

  • Died 1891: P. T. Barnum (circus owner)

  • Born 1893: Irene Castle (dancer)

  • Born 1897: Walter Winchell (columnist & broadcaster)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1915: Billie Holiday (jazz singer)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1928: James Garner (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1939: Francis Ford Coppola (director)

  • 1940s

  • 1940: Booker T. Washington became the first African American to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp

  • 1949: Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific opened on Broadway, N.Y.C.

  • 1950s

  • Born 1954: Jackie Chan (actor & stuntman)

  • Born 1954: Tony Dorsett (football player)

  • 1959: First distinguishable radar echo bounced off the Sun

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Russell Crowe (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1970: John Wayne won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in True Grit

  • Born 1975: Tiki Barber (football player)

  • 1977: The Toronto Blue Jays played their first American League baseball game

  • 2000s

  • 2009: A 4.9-magnitude aftershock registered in central Italy following the previous day's 6.3-magnitude earthquake

  • 2009: After an undefeated season, UConn's women's basketball team won the NCAA championship

  • Died 2009: Dave Arneson (co-creator of the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: George Nissen (inventor of the trampoline)

  • Died 2012: Mike Wallace (broadcast journalist)


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