Today in History: April 7

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Mohandas Gandhi addressing a large meeting at the Azad Maidan in Bombay, India around April 7, 1931. He spoke about his negotiations with Lord Irwin, unseen. (AP Photo)

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Outfield left to right; Meusel, Ruth and Coombs in New York Yankees April 7, 1928. (AP Photo)

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Fala, the pet Scottie of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, obliges news photographers as he poses outside the White House on April 7, 1942 for his second birthday. (AP Photo/grs)

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As police try to clear a path, peasants cluster around Egyptian Prime Minister Gamal Abdel Nasser as he visits an Egyptian village, April 7, 1956. But the social improvements he promised when he led the ouster of King Farouk are now menaced by the specter of war with Israel. (AP Photo)

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Diana, Princess of Wales, clutches flowers and is greeted crowd of admirers at Freemantle, Australia, on her arrival for a visit to Freemantle Hospital, April 7, 1983. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

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Pat Summerall, former New York Giant kicking specialist, sends paper coffee container sailing in the air outside CBS studios in New York City, April 7, 1967. Summerall, a CBS newscaster, was picketing on behalf of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. Other person not identified. (AP Photo/Eddie Adams)

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The entrance to the famous "Street called Straight," in Damascus, Syria, is shown, April 7, 1936. It is the oldest street in the capital city of Damascus, which is the oldest metropolis in the world. The "City of Mosques and Bazaars" has survived the wars and alarums over the centuries, but recently its air of peaceful antiquity was disturbed by riots engineered by Syrian students against the administering French regime. The photo is by James a. Mills, veteran world-wandering associated Press writer. (AP Photo/James A. Mills)

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A man picks up a tear-gas canister to throw back at Zairian soldiers who shot it into a crowd of protesters in Kinshasa, Zaire Monday, April 7, 1997. Demonstrators marched against President Mobutu Sese Seko and showed their support for the new Prime Minister Etienne Tshisekedi as they gathered outside the opposition leader's home. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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Former au pair Louise Woodward of Chester, England, reacts with her attorney Andrew Goode in Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge, Mass., Monday, April 7, 1997, as she is denied in her request for bail. Woodward is charged with killing 9-month-old Matthew Eappen while she worked as an au pair for his family in Newton, Mass. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

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Members of Rara, a Haitian voodoo band, dance in the streets of Gonaive, Sunday, April 7, 1996, 105 miles north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to celebrate the annual Souvenance voodoo festival. Thousands of pilgrims travel to the Souvenance festival in Gonaive for five days of music, dancing and voodoo ceremonies. (AP Photo/Daniel Morel)

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Wreckage of KLM jumbo jet engine and passengers' personal belongings are scattered on runway of Los Rodeos Airport in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, April 7, 1977 after March 27 collision with a Pan Am jumbo in fog. (AP Photo/Ives)

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A 77-year-old widow from Katmandu, Nepal looks out from the Bhagwan Bhajan Ashram in Vrindabad Sunday, April 7, 1996. She was wed in an arranged marriage at age 5, and her husband died after one month. Like most traditional Hindus of her generation, she never remarried. Outcasts from their homes, some 2,000 Hindu widows live in Vrindabad and pray to the god Krishna, who accorning to Hindu teachings, is husband to all widows.(AP Photo/John Moore)

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Motorman Joe Brady, center, waving cap, operates car no. 601 on its last round-trip on the Queensborough Bridge, April 7, 1957. Number 601 is New York City's last trolley car. Service to Welfare Island, midway over the bridge, and between Manhattan and Queens will continue via Steinway Omnibus Corp. buses. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

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Scores of houses remain flooded in Montevideo, Minn., Monday, April 7, 1997, as floodwaters from the Minnesota and Chippewa rivers continued to rise. Gov. Arne Carlson is seeking federal disaster relief after declaring a state of emergency Monday. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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As the sun rises over the mountains north of Los Angeles worshipers gather near the cross atop Mt. McGoarty in the Tujunga section of the city for the "71st Annual Easter Sunday Sunrise Service", April 7, 1996. (AP Photo/ Frank Wiese)

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Branch Davidian cult member Woodrow Kendricks is led into the federal courthouse by federal marshals in Waco, Texas on Wednesday, April 7, 1993. A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment against Kendricks accusing him of attempting to kill federal officers. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)

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Men ride horses through the indigenous Tzotzil community of Mitontic, 40 miles North of San Cristobal del las Casas, Mexico, Sunday, April 7, 1995. As part of yearly ceremonies, community leaders from the town and surrounding villages race horses at break neck speeds to demonstrate their valor and leadership ability. (AP Photo/Scott Sady)

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Phil Mickelson checks the pin placement on the fourth hole with his caddy Jim MacKey during the second round of the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on Friday, April 7, 1995. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

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The night sky over Kuwait City is ablaze with the glow from burning oil wells, Saturday, April 7, 1991 in Kuwait City. Electricity and water have been restored to most parts of the city as Kuwait struggles to recover from the Iraqi occupation. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

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Spc. Joel Graves, Brewton, Al., is flipped by PFC Dale Angel, San Diego, Calif., as they blow off steam with other members of their 3rd Armored Division 5-5 Cavlalry Regiment, Sunday, April 7, 1991 in Iraq. Col. Mike Deegan, Commander of the 5-5 Cavalry, found the swimming pool on the grounds of a refinery in a section of Iraq he controls and converted it into a desert "Rec" center for troops to relax. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)

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Larry Nixon of Spring, Texas holds a tin shied to deflect heat while Ace Barnes of Odessa, Texas directs the boom operator maneuvering a venturi tube into position over a burning well, Sunday, April 7, 1991 in Greater Burgan Oil Fields. The Boots and Coots firefighting team was successful in their experimental effort to put out the first oilwell fire using the tube with liquid nitrogen injected through the bottom hose. (AP Photo/Roberto Borea)

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Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis waves to photographers in New York on Thursday, April 7, 1988 after fellow presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson pulled him aside for a photograph. Dukakis and Jackson were in New York to address the New York State Democratic Committee. (AP Photo/Jim Gerberich)

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U.S. President George H. Bush puts his hand to his head while discussing the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill tragedy in Alaska during a White House press conference, Friday, April 7, 1989 in Washington. Bush also refused to comment on his role in the Reagan administration's secret plan to aid the Contra rebels, saying anything he might say could ?prejudice the trial? of former White House aide Oliver North. Listening at right is Rep. Don Young, A-Alaska, and Defense Secretary Dick Cheney. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander)

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Australian Greg Norman reacts Friday after hitting from the sand on two for an eagle during second round play at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, Friday, April 7, 1989. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

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Spectators in the gallery watching the opening round of the Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club wear coats and hold to their hats as cool temperatures and gusty winds moved into the area, April 7, 1988. (AP Photo/Judy Ondrey)

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Demonstrators at Malacanang Palace in Manila on April 7, 1986, yell their slogans in protest to the visit of U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who met with Philippine President Corazon Aquino. (AP Photo/Albert Marquez)

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Actor Clint Eastwood sits next to a fence during a press conference on the day before election as he campaigns for mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., Monday, April 7, 1986. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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The eight-story ape, King Kong, glares down at Manhattan from the Empire State Building in New York, April 14, 1983. After six days of bad luck and bad weather the 3,000 pound vinyl gorilla was finally inflated on Wednesday. The giant publicity stunt was supposed to be ready on April 7 for the movie’s 50th anniversary. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

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The King County Stadium was turned into a baseball park as the Seattle Mariners opened play in the American League in Seattle, on Wednesday, April 7, 1977. California defeated the Mariners 7-0. some 57,000 fans attended the first game. (AP Photo)

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Riflemen of the 9th Regiment 3rd Marine division cross rice paddies in pursuit of the Viet Cong in Vietnam on April 7, 1967. (AP Photo)

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Vietnamese troops and a U.S. advisor cross a Mekong Delta canal in Camau peninsula (175 miles south west of Saigon) over a narrow, shaky log bridge in Vietnam on April 7, 1969. Other soldiers wade through the water, wary of the foot bridge. The battalion of the 21st Infantry Division was on a search and destroy mission in the Viet Cong controlled villages adjacent to the U-Minh Forest. (AP Photo/Do Van Vu)

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Demonstrators sit on the American in a vacant lot at Atlanta, Georgia on April 7, 1969, Easter while waiting to join in a march to protest the Vietnam War and honor the memory of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 2,500 took part in the march across downtown Atlanta to Hurt Park. (AP Photo/BJ)

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Hollywood stars Raquel Welch and Rock Hudson attend the 4th Annual Screen Publicists luncheon at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, April 7, 1967. (AP Photo/David Smith)

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Ringo Starr apparently doesn't lack technique, even if he does lack water, as he makes like he is swimming on the beach at Nassau in the Bahamas on April 7, 1965, while he was on location for the Beatles' latest film “Eight Arms to Hold You.” The background is covered with Beatles, left to right, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, all strolling in the ocean with their clothes on. The film is scheduled for summer release through United Artists. (AP Photo)

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Grape strikers on a 300-mile trek from Delano to Sacramento, Calif., continue their march with banners high after being told that a part of their goal had been attained, April 7, 1966. Schenley Industries has recognized their union, the National Farm Workers Association, and agreed to negotiate with its leaders. The strikers are on their 20th day of march and expect to arrive today in Sacramento, California. (AP Photo/Walter Zeboski)

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Drummer boys of the Union Army in camp after the battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh Church), Tennessee River on April 7, 1862. John Clem, a drummer boy, wounded in the battle, was promoted to lieutenant. (AP Photo/George Armistead)

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The New York Central?s famed steam engine ?999? rests is a railroad yard at Chicago on April 7, 1962, enroute to the Museum of Science and Industry on south side where it will become a permanent display. The old steam engine, unused for past 30 years, was the first to exceed 100 miles per hour while pulling a passenger train. The engine was clocked at 112-mph while pulling the Empire Express between Rochester and Buffalo. It has been stored in a shop. (AP Photo)

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Only scattered groups remain to dot this beach at Fort Lauderale, Florida on April 7, 1961, which was jammed with 35,000 fun-seeking, sun bathing students on vacation from college. Many of the students rebelled last week against restrictions closing the beaches to night parties and forbidding beer drinking on the public beaches. (AP Photo/Harold Valentine)

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The German Sarrasani Circus pulled out of its tent, to put on an improvised performance for disabled children and other patients at the Oskar-Helene-Heim, a West Berlin hospital on April 7, 1959. (AP Photo/Heinrich Sanden Jr.)

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Shown is the electronic scoreboard that will be used during the 1960 Rome Summer Olympic Games April 7, 1960 photo. (AP Photo)

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Six tribesmen from remote Pacific Islands are televised at the Museum of Science and Industry exhibit where they can see themselves in Chicago on April 7, 1957. The six were exposed to radioactive fallouts from the 1954 hydrogen explosion at Bikini, and have been brought to Chicago for routine tests. Front seated are Leban, and William Allen. Back, left to right, are: John A. (cq); Billiet, Iroijis, Alex, and Tima. On camera is Dr. Robert A. Conrad, of Brookhaven National laboratory Long Island. (AP Photo/EM)

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Inside the “Garden Tomb” outside the walls of Jerusalem, which many Protestant scholars believe is the burial place of Christ. It was discovered in 1883. At left is a hewn-out spot where a body was placed, shown April 7, 1954. The rough sides indicate the tomb was used before it was finished, thus meeting the biblical description of Jesus’ burial place as a new tomb. Catholic and Asian Christians still accept the Holy Sepulchre, discovered in 326 A.D., as the tomb of Christ. (AP Photo)

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Young children dressed in their finest and colorful kimonos wait in line in front of one of the tent where a stage performance will take place in Japan on April 7, 1949. The boys on top of a wagon keep beating the drum to drive the evil spirits who gathered during the winter in the vicinity. (AP Photo/Charles P. Gorry)

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Members of the German Air Force demonstrating how to combat enemy incendiaries in Germany on April 7, 1943. (AP Photo)

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This German packed full equipment, including a pair of boxing gloves and a guitar when he was hustled from a Panama Canal Zone detention camp along with other enemy aliens in Panama, April 7, 1942 and put aboard a train for transfer to the United States and internment for the war’s duration. Army authorities called him “Otto” and described him as unofficial Mayor of the German faction in the detention camp. After the train zone port, the internees embarked on a ship for the U.S. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this April 7, 1933 file photo, Ruby Bates sits in the witness stand in a courtroom in Decatur, Ala. Saying that Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick had urged her to tell the truth, Bates denied that the nine black teenagers, known as the Scottsboro Boys, had assaulted her and her companion Victoria Price. (AP Photo)

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Kurdish refugees, once across the lone footbridge into Cukurca, Turkey, wash themselves and their belongings, April 7, 1991, while tens of thousands of refugees wait on the Iraqi side to be given permission to cross the border. (AP Photo/Denis Paquin)

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Pieces of a seven-ton patchwork quilt bearing the names of those who have died of AIDS hang from the ceiling and lay on the floor of UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Thursday, April 7, 1988, as last-minute preparations for Thursday night's fund-raising ceremony continue. More than 800 volunteers have worked on the Names Project that will begin a 20-city tour with festivities. (AP Photo/Frederick Brown)

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Rock singer Prince points skyward during his performance at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla., April 7, 1985. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

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This satellite, placed into the Earth's orbit by the Space Shuttle Challenger's crew, is backdropped against Florida, the Bahamas, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean, April 7, 1984. The crew will retrieve the satellite and all its experiments in a little less than a year. Cape Canaveral and Lake Okeechobee are easily recognized in the frame. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Mount St. Helens, an active volcano since March 27, erupts Monday April 7, 1980 sending a plume of smoke and ash into the atmosphere. Mount Rainier, Washington's tallest mountain is in background. Mount St. Helens is located 45 miles northeast of Portland. (AP Photo/Jack Smith)

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Chicago firemen and Chicago Transit Authority investigators inspect fallen and dangling cars of an elevated train which derailed and plummeted to the ground during a severe rainstorm on Chicago's South Side on April 7, 1972. Several people were injured in the mishap.(AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

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Jimmy Demaret, two-time Masters Tournament champion, sends his ball out of the sand trap on the edge of the second green during the Masters in Augusta, Ga., April 7, 1950. (AP Photo/Horace Cort)

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Some of the eight ocean-going liners which arrived in New York, April 7, 1959, are tied to their docks as the Cunard lines' Mauretania is manuevered into the Hudson River to start its cruise. Ships at dock are from left, the Cunard lines' SS Medea. the Queen Mary and Ivernia (Almost Hidden by the dock), the French lines; SS Liberte; US Lines' SS United States and the Italian lines. Qiulio Cesare. some 4,000 passengers arrived carrying an estimated.16,000 pieces of luggage. (AP Photo)

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Flames crackle though the three and a half story brick St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, Illinois, trapping many patients in the blazing inferno on April 5, 1949. The dead or missing in the devastating fire was estimated on April 7 at 74. The cause of the fire has not been determined. (AP Photo)

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Some of the four hundred officers and men of H.M.A.S. Sydney, led by Captain, J.H. Collins, marching through the streets of Sydney, to the Town Hall on April 7, 1941, where they were entertained to lunch. The warship had returned to her namesake port after her great triumphs against the Italian navy in the Mediterranean, during which she sank the Italian warship Bartolomeo Colleoni. (AP Photo)

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Here is a package containing 12 yards of six-ounce summer woolen, grown by American wool-growers, and woven in an American mill. It is being presented to Queen Elizabeth of England (not pictured), who, in turn, is giving to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (not pictured) a similar piece of goods made of English-grown and woven wool, and the two ladies will wear dresses made of the material when they meet on the forthcoming visit of King George VI and Elizabeth to the U.S. The group above, on liner Queen Mary in New York on April 7, 1939 is: (left to right) Sen. D. Worth Clark of Idaho; Sen. Harry H. Schwartz of Wyoming; Commodore R.B. Irving of the Queen Mary; Christopher Kemble, representing British consul; and G.W. Cunningham, secretary of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association. (AP Photo)

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Trees planted in a shelterbelt strip on the farm of Dr. H. Bungardt near Corbell, Okla., grew so rapidly within four years that he had to ask the forest service to thin them out. Here a forester is shown cutting out one of the trees, April 7, 1939. Many of the tress have grown to a height of 35 feet, stopping effectively the dust-eating prairee winds. (AP Photo)

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The stronghold of Lerida, less than 100 miles from a Barcelona, fell after it had resisted the Franco bombardment for days. Then unable to withstand the force of the nationalist troops, the resistance crumbled, Franco tanks roared through the town, fleeing government partisans were shot in their tracks, some escaped across the border into France. Franco's cavalry on the way to Lerida, to take the town, on April 7, 1938. (AP Photo)

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Robert Wadlow, 18, of Alton, Ill., enters a turnstile at a New York City subway station,April 7, 1937. (AP Photo)

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Craig Wood, noted golf professional, and his bride, Jacqueline Valentine, are shown during a luncheon in their honor following their wedding in New York, April 7, 1934. Wood is one of the foremost professional golfers in the country (AP Photo)

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Pounding in the spigots and getting barrels ready for filling in a New York brewery, April 7, 1933. (AP Photo)

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A crowd gathers on Broadway to celebrate the repeal of prohibition after midnight in New York City, April 7, 1933. A beer keg is held aloft at right. (AP Photo)

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