Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 7

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This is a list of selected April 7 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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World Health Day; refimprove
529Byzantine Emperor Justinian I issued the first draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis, a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence. refimprove
1348Charles, King of Bohemia, issued a Golden Bull to establish Charles University in Prague, the first university in Central Europe. unreferenced section
1767 – Troops of the Burmese Konbaung Dynasty sacked the Siamese city of Ayutthaya to end the Burmese–Siamese War, bringing the four-century-old Ayutthaya Kingdom to an end. lots of CN tags
1805 – German composer Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony, at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. lots of CN tags
1868Thomas D'Arcy McGee, a Canadian Father of Confederation, was assassinated; to date, the only Canadian political assassination at the federal level. refimprove section
1940 – Educator Booker T. Washington became the first African American to be featured on a U.S. postage stamp. lots of CN tags
1954Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower introduced the domino theory, speculating that if one nation in a region came under the influence of communism, then its surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. refimprove section
1956 – Spain relinquished its protectorate in Morocco. refimprove
1955 – Aware that he was slowing down both physically and mentally in his old age, Winston Churchill retired as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. external links
2001NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey, currently the longest-surviving continually active spacecraft in orbit around a planet other than Earth, launched from Cape Canaveral. refimprove section
Berengar I of Italy (d. 924) unreferenced section (Ancestry)
Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939) Three sections are maintenance tagged



April 7: Cheti Chand in various parts of India (2019); National Beer Day in the United States

Juvénal Habyarimana in 1980
Juvénal Habyarimana

John Sheffield (b. 1648) · Joseph Lyons (d. 1939) · Dave Arneson (d. 2009)

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