April 7: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1788 - American Pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the westward expansion of the new country.
- 1948 - The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
- 1983 - During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk.
- 2001 - Mars Odyssey is launched.
- 2003 - U.S. troops capture Baghdad Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
- Famous Birthdays: William Wordsworth (English poet), Charles Fourier (French philosopher), Will Keith Kellogg (American businessman, founded the Kellogg Company), Gabriela Mistral (Chilean poet and educator, Nobel Prize laureate), Marjory Stoneman Douglas (American journalist and activist)
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