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.

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