7th April

The events happened on 7th April are :

1963 : Jack Nicklaus's first Masters victory : American professional golfer Jack Nicklaus, a dominating figure in world golf from the 1960s to the '80s and the winner of 73 PGA tour events in his career, won the Masters Tournament at age 23 on this day in 1963.

2001 : NASA launched the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which reached Mars in October and transmitted photos and other data back to scientists on Earth.

1994 : Rwandan Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana, part of the Tutsi minority, was assassinated by Hutu soldiers, which—with the prior deaths of Juvénal Habyarimana, president of Rwanda, and Cyprien Ntaryamira, president of Burundi—sparked civil war in Rwanda.

1947 : American industrialist Henry Ford died in Dearborn, Michigan.

1939 : Italian dictator Benito Mussolini made Albania a protectorate of his country, installing Italy's Victor Emmanuel III as king, while Albanian King Zog I went into exile.

1927 : The first public demonstration of a one-way videophone occurred between Herbert Hoover, then U.S. secretary of commerce, in Washington, D.C., and officials of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) in New York City.

1922 : U.S. Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall secretly leased federal oil reserves to the Mammoth Oil Company in return for cash gifts in the Teapot Dome Scandal.

1915 : Billie Holiday, one of the greatest American jazz singers from the 1930s to the '50s, was born.

1449 : Felix V, the last antipope, abdicated.

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