7 April It Happened Today
1614 Death of painter and sculptor El-Greco.
1739 Notorious English highwayman Dick Turpin is hanged.
1906 Vesuvius erupts killing over 100 people.
1915 Birth of American jazz singer Billie Holiday.
1928 Birth of American actor James Garner.
1947 Death of American car manufacturer Henry Ford.
1953 Dag Hammarskold becomes new secretary-general of United Nations.
1964 Birth of Australian actor Russell Crowe.