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 This day in History - April 7
311 Historic Events for April 7
1942

Edda Barends, actress (Arthur and Eva)

Birth
1942

Heavy German assault on Malta

Event
1943

NFL adopts free substitution rule

Event
1943

Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg

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1943

British/US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia

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1943

Lt colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded at allied air raid

Event
1943

Roberta Shore, Monterrey Park, Calif, actress/singer (Virginian)

Birth
1943

Mick Abrahams, Luton, rock guitarist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick)

Birth
1943

Dennis Amiss, cricketer (prolific English batsman)

Birth
1943

Spencer Dryden, NYC, rock drummer (Jefferson Airplane-Go Ask Alice)

Birth
1944

General Montgomery speaks to generals about invastion plan

Event
1945

1st and last assault of German Rammkommando on US bombers

Event
1945

US planes intercept Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa on a suicide superbattleship Yamato and four destroyers were sunk

Event
1945

US B-17's bombs range at Luneburg

Event
1946

Bill Kreutzmann, Calif, rock drummer (Grateful Dead, Grass Roots)

Birth
1946

Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR

Event
1946

10th Golf Masters Championship: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282

Event
1946

Barbara Benary, composer

Birth
1947

Patricia Bennett, US singer (He's So Fine)

Birth
1948

World Health Organization forms by UN

Event
1949

"South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances

Event
1951

Janis Ian, NYC, [Janis Eddy Fink], lesbian/folk rocker (At 17)

Birth
1951

John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)

Birth
1951

15th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

Event
1951

American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament

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