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April 7: This Day That Year

April 7

- 1827 - Wooden matches invented by English chemist John Walker.

- 1923 - 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed by Dr K Winfield Ney in Beth Israel Hospital.

- 1926 - Italy: Benito Mussolini got shot 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, got hit only on the nose.

- 1940 - Booker T. Washington, 1st African American to appear on US stamp.

- 1948 - United Nations forms World Health Organization.

- 1964 - IBM announces the System/360.

- 1978 - Guttenberg bible sold for $2,000,000 in NYC.

- 1983 - Oldest human skeleton discovered in Egypt (aged 80,000 years).

- 2003 - U.S. troops capture Baghdad, Saddam Hussein's regime ends after two days.

- 2013 - 15 people, are killed by an air strike on Aleppo by the Syrian Air Force, 9 were children.

- 2017 - US fires 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syrian airbase.

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