What happend on 07.04 in history
2051Pope Hormisdas assumes the papacy.
2032Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium
2005The State of Connecticut allows same-sex civil unions.
2003US troops capture Baghdad, Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later
2001Mars Odyssey is launched.
2001An M-17 helicopter crashes into mountain in south of Hanoi, Vietnam killing 16.
1999Kosovo War: Kosovo's main border crossings are closed by Serbian forces to prevent ethnic Albanians from leaving.
1998Citicorp and Travelers Group announce plans to merge creating the largest financial-services conglomerate in the world, Citigroup.
1998Singer George Michael is arrested in a Beverly Hills public restroom for "engaging in a lewd act."
1994Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
1990Iran Contra Affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal but the convictions were later reversed after an appeal.
1989Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway after a fire. 42 sailors die.
1983During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk (duration: 4 hours, 10 minutes).
1980The United States severs diplomatic relations with Iran and imposes economic sanctions following the taking of American hostages on November 4, 1979.
1977German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light
1977Toronto Blue Jays play their first-ever game of baseball against the Chicago White Sox
1969The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
1968Formula One racer Jim Clark is killed in an accident during a Formula 2 race in Hockenheim, Germany.
1967Six-Day War: Israeli fighters shoot down seven Syrian MIG-21s.
1964IBM announces the System/360
1963Yugoslavia is proclaimed to be a Socialist republic and Josip Broz Tito is named President for life.
1956Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
1955Anthony Eden becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1954U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.
1953Dag HammarskjÃ¶ld is elected United Nations Secretary General.
1952The manga Astro Boy debuts in the monthly magazine ShÅnen.
1948The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
1946Syria's independence from Vichy France is officially recognised
1945World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato is sunk 200 miles north of Okinawa while in-route to a suicide mission.
1945Kantaro Suzuki becomes the 42nd Prime Minister of Japan
1943First synthesis of LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide, by Albert Hoffman
1940Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
1939World War II: Italy invades Albania.
1934The U.S. Congress passes the Jones-Connally Farm-Relief Act.
1927First long distance public television broadcast (Washington, DC to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
1922Teapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome petroleum reserves in Wyoming.
1908Herbert Henry Asquith takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
1906Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
1906The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
1862American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh ends
1856Foundation of Nelson College, Nelson, New Zealand.
1831Emperor Pedro I of Brazil abdicates in favor of his son, Pedro II.
1827John Walker (inventor), an English chemist, invents the friction match.
1805Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
1805First public performance of Beethoven's Third Symphony (Eroica).
1798The Mississippi Territory is organized from territory ceded by Georgia and South Carolina and is later twice expanded to include disputed territory claimed by both the U.S. and Spain.
1795France adopts the metre as the unit of length.
1655Fabio Chigi becomes Pope Alexander VII.
1541Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
1521Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu
1348Charles University is founded in Prague.