April 7 is the 97th day of the year. There are 268 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
+1927 – The first long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
+1940 – Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
+1971 – President Richard Nixon announces his decision to quicken the pace of Vietnamization.
+2003 – U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
( Births )
+1928 – James Garner, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 2014)
+1935 – Bobby Bare, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
+1938 – Jerry Brown, American lawyer and politician, 34th and 39th Governor of California
+1949 – John Oates, American singer-songwriter guitarist, and producer
+1954 – Tony Dorsett, American football player
+1956 – Christopher Darden, American lawyer and author
+1960 – Buster Douglas, American boxer and actor
+1964 – Russell Crowe, New Zealand-Australian actor