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On April the 7th
2003 
US army troops captured the city of Baghdad, Iraq.
1994 
The Tutsi massacres of Rwanda began. The massacres lasted approximately 2 months and resulted in the killing of almost 1 million people.
1986 
Computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair, sold his company, Sinclair, to rival company, Amstrad, for 5million UK pounds.
1980 
The United States severed all diplomatic ties with Iran not long after it became an Islamic republic, under the rule of Ayatollah Khomeini.
1964 
New Zealand born actor, Russell Crowe, was born in Wellington, New Zealand. His first major success came in 2000 with the highly successful film, Gladiator.
1963 
Yugoslavia became a socialist republic under the presidency of Josip Broz Tito.
1948 
The World Health Organization was established.
1943 
Swiss chemist, Albert Hoffman, synthesized LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide. Regulation of the substance began in the mid 1960's after a wide range of research projects had been conducted on it.
1939 
In the course of the Second World War Italy invaded Albania.
1939 
American film director, Francis Ford Coppola, was born in Detroit, Michigan.
1933 
Prohibition of alcohol ended after 13 years in the United States.
1929 
Greece's National Football team played its first ever match, against Italy, resulting in a 1-4 defeat.
1906 
The Vesuvius volcano erupted, causing severe devastation on the city of Naples. Over 100 people died.
1827 
English inventor, John Walker, invented the friction match.
1614 
Renowned artist, El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), died at the age of 73 in Toledo, Spain.
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