Friday is April 7, the 97th day of 2023. There are 268 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1984, the Census Bureau announced that Los Angeles had surpassed Chicago as the “second city” in terms of population.
In 1862, Union forces led by Gen. Ulysses St. Grant and Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.
In 1915, the classical singer Billie Holidays, also known as “Mrs. Day”, was born in Philadelphia.
In 1922, the Teapot Dome scandal began when Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to lease US Navy petroleum reserves in Wyoming and California to friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny, in exchange for money. gifts
In 1945, during World War II, he intercepted American plans and effectively destroyed the Japanese fleet, which included the naval battleship Yamato, which slipped to Okinawa on a mission known for its death.
In 1949, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” opened on Broadway.
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a speech in which he spoke about the importance of containing the spread of communism in Indochina, saying: “You have established a system of masters, strike first, and what will happen? The last thing that will happen is sure to happen very quickly.” (This became known as the “master theory”, although Eisenhower did not use that term.
In 1957, shortly after midnight, New York’s newest electric train completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan.
In 1959, a referendum in Oklahoma repealed the state’s ban on alcoholic beverages.
In 1962, nearly 1,200 Cuban refugees from Cuba were convicted of treason for their failed activities at the Bay of Pigs.
In 1966, the US Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the US Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean after a B-52 crashed in Spain.
In 1994, civil war broke out in Rwanda, a day after a mysterious plane crash claimed the lives of the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi; In the months that followed, hundreds of thousands of Tutsi and Hutu minority leaders were massacred by Hutu extremists.
In 2020, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigned after the captain was fired by Theodore Roosevelt on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which was hit by a coronavirus outbreak; James McPherson was appointed Secretary of the Navy.
Ten years ago: Fierce fighting between Afghan forces and Taliban militants in a remote eastern corner of Afghanistan left nearly 20 people dead, including 11 Afghan children in an airstrike and an American civilian adviser. In Egypt, angry Christians clashed over the killing of four Christians in sectarian violence with a Muslim mob throwing stones and burning fire, killing one, and turning Cairo’s main Coptic Cathedral into a field.
Five years ago: Opposition activists and local rescuers said at least 40 people were killed in suspected gas poisoning in the last remnants of the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damascus. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been taken into police custody after a standoff with his supporters, who tried to save him from serving prison time for a corruption conviction.
One year ago: The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, breaking a historic barrier by securing her seat as the first black female justice and giving President Joe Biden bipartisan support for his efforts to diversify the Supreme Court. In a senatorial package aimed at curbing the coronavirus, US lawmakers have dropped almost all aid to control the virus beyond American borders, a move many health experts described as dangerous. Five-time champion Tiger Woods returned to golf at the Masters, shooting a 1-under 71 in his first competitive round since being devastated by a car wreck 14 months ago. .
Today’s Birthday: Country singer Bobby Bare is 88. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown is 85. Film director Francis Ford Coppola is 84. Actor Roberta Shore is 80. Singer Patricia Bennett is 76. Singer John Oates is 75. Form Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 74. Singer Janis Ian is 72. Actor Musician John Dittrich is 72. Actor Jackie Chan is 69. College and Pro-Trailer Famer Tony Dorsett is 69. Actor Russell Crowe is 59. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble VI) is 59 Actor Bill Bellamy is 58. Rock musician Dave “Yorkie” Palmer (Space) is 58. Rock musician Charlie Hall (War on Drugs) is 49. Actor sports analyst Tiki Barber is 48. Actor Heather Burns is 48. Christian rock singer musician John Cooper (Skillet) is 48. Actor Kevin Alejandro is 47. Retired baseball infielder Adrian Beltre is 44. Actor Sian Clifford is 41. Rock musician Ben McKee (Finge Dragons) is 38. Christian Saxum singer Tauren Wells is 37. Actor Ed Speleers It is 35