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#TodayInHistory – April 7

April 7 – Some importante events on this day

30 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Scholars’ estimate for Jesus’ crucifixion by Roman troops in Jerusalem.
529 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (fundamental work in jurisprudence) issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
1739 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
1795 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length

1832 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Nagging wives needed to be careful in 19th Century England, for, as Joseph Thompson did, her husband might put her up for sale.
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1895 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen reaches record 86ยฐ13.6โ€ฒN latitude north, expedition closest to the North pole. The norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of the First World War and related conflicts.

1926 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Italian dictator Mussolini is shot at 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, but she only hits him once in the nose

1944 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ World War II: General Montgomery speaks to generals at St. Paul’s School about his vision for the upcoming D-Day landings.
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded Europe. The Normandy landings, the largest amphibious invasion ever undertaken, took years to plan, involved the invention of new technologies and proved that Hitler’s ‘Fortress Europe’ was made of sand.
Photographer Robert F. Sargent took this photo – aptly named “Into the Jaws of Death” – as troops waded ashore on Omaha Beach, the most calamitous of the landing sites. On the day at Omaha, little went to plan, most landing craft missed their targets and German defenses were unexpectedly strong.
Nevertheless, the Allies secured a foothold on all beaches. From there they broke out into Normandy proper as German resistance faltered. D-Day stands out as one of the most crucial moments in history: along with the German collapse on the Eastern Front, the success of the Allies in the West ensured that the Nazi defeat was near.

1948 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ World Health Organization formed by the United Nations
1954 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a “domino-effect” of communism in Indo-China
1969 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
1999 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas

2016 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Longest-ever captured python found on Penang in Malaysia (26ft/8m)

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