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April 7th - Happy Birthday Russell Crowe


Today is Saturday, April 7, the 98th day of 2012. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1922, the Teapot Dome scandal had its beginnings as Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to lease U.S. Navy petroleum reserves to his friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny.

On this date:
In 451, Attila the Hun sacks the town of Metz and attacks other cities in Gaul.
In 529, First draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I.
In 1348, Charles University is founded in Prague.
In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu.
In 1541, Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
In 1724, Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion BWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
In 1767, End of Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)
In 1776, Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
In 1788, American Pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the westward expansion of the new country.
In 1798, The Mississippi Territory is organized from disputed territory claimed by both the United States and Spain. It is expanded in 1804 and again in 1812.
In 1805, Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
In 1827, John Walker, an English chemist, sells the first friction match that he had invented the previous year.
In 1829, Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, commences translation of the Book of Mormon, with Oliver Cowdery as his scribe.
In 1831, D. Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil, resigns. He goes to his native Portugal to become King D. Pedro IV.
In 1862, American Civil War: Battle of Shiloh ends, the Union Army under General Ulysses S. Grant defeats the Confederates near Shiloh, Tennessee.
In 1868, Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and the only one of a federal politician.
In 1890, Completion of the first Lake Biwa Canal.
In 1906, Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
In 1906, The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
In 1908, H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party takes office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, succeeding Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
In 1927, First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
In 1933, Prohibition is repealed for beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, eight months before the ratification of the XXI amendment.
In 1939, World War II: Italy invades Albania.
In 1940, Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp.
In 1943, Holocaust: In Terebovlia, Ukraine, Germans order 1,100 Jews to undress to their underwear and march through the city of Terebovlia to the nearby village of Plebanivka where they are shot dead and buried in ditches.
In 1943, Ioannis Rallis becomes collaborationist Prime Minister of Greece during the WWII Axis Occupation.
In 1945, World War II: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest battleship ever constructed, is sunk by American planes 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route to a suicide mission in Operation Ten-Go.
In 1945, World War II: Visoko is liberated by the 7th, 9th, and 17th Krajina brigades from the Tenth division of Yugoslav Partisan forces.
In 1946, Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
In 1948, The World Health Organization is established by the United Nations.
In 1948, A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
In 1953, the U.N. General Assembly elected Dag Hammarskjold of Sweden to be secretary-general.
In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his "domino theory" speech during a news conference.
In 1956, Spain relinquishes its protectorate in Morocco.
In 1962, nearly 1,200 Cuban exiles tried by Cuba for their roles in the failed Bay of Pigs invasion were convicted of treason.
In 1964, IBM announces the System/360.
In 1967, Film critic Roger Ebert published his very first film review in the Chicago Sun-Times.
In 1969, The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.
In 1969, the Supreme Court, in Stanley v. Georgia, unanimously struck down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
In 1972, mobster Joe Gallo was shot to death by rival gangsters during his 43rd birthday celebration at a New York City restaurant.
In 1976, Former British Cabinet Minister John Stonehouse resigns from the Labour Party.
In 1977, German Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
In 1978, Development of the neutron bomb is canceled by President Jimmy Carter.
In 1983, During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk.
In 1985, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares a moratorium on the deployment of middle-range missiles in Europe.
In 1989, Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
In 1990, Iran Contra Affair: John Poindexter is found guilty of five charges for his part in the scandal (the conviction is later reversed on appeal).
In 1990, A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry M/S Scandinavian Star, killing 158 people.
In 1992, Republika Srpska announces its independence.
In 1994, Rwandan Genocide: Massacres of Tutsis begin in Kigali, Rwanda.
In 1994, Auburn Calloway attempts to hijack FedEx Express Flight 705 and crash it to insure his family with his life insurance policy. The crew subdues him and lands the aircraft safely.
In 1995, First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.
In 1999, The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
In 2001, Mars Odyssey is launched.
In 2003, U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later.
In 2009, Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.
In 2009, Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.

Ten years ago: Israeli troops fought fierce battles with Palestinians in the West Bank, encountering stiff resistance in the Jenin refugee camp and in Nablus. Actor John Agar died in Burbank, Calif., at age 81.

Five years ago: A Russian rocket carrying American billionaire Charles Simonyi roared into the night skies over Kazakhstan, sending its three occupants on a trip to the international space station. "B.C." comic strip creator Johnny Hart died in Nineveh, N.Y., at age 76. Actor Barry Nelson died in Bucks County, Pa., at age 89.

One year ago: A man shot and killed 12 children at the Tasso da Silveira public school in Rio de Janeiro; the gunman, a onetime student at the school, shot himself after being cornered by police. A powerful aftershock struck Japan near the same area that had been devastated by a mighty earthquake and tsunami nearly a month earlier; no giant wave or loss of life was reported.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor R.G. Armstrong is 95. Sitar player Ravi Shankar is 92. Actor James Garner is 84. Country singer Cal Smith is 80. Actor Wayne Rogers is 79. Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 77. Country singer Bobby Bare is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 75. California Gov. Jerry Brown is 74. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 73. TV personality David Frost is 73. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 65. Singer John Oates is 63. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 63. Singer Janis Ian is 61. Country musician John Dittrich is 61. Actor Jackie Chan is 58. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 58. Actor Russell Crowe is 48. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 48. Actor Bill Bellamy is 47. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is 47. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 37. Actress Heather Burns is 37. Actor Kevin Alejandro (TV: "Southland") is 36. Actor Conner Rayburn is 13.

Other notable birthdays, April 7:
1918, Bobby Doerr, American baseball player
1931, Daniel Ellsberg, American military analyst
1939, Gary Kellgren, American audio engineer, co-founder of the Record Plant recording studios
1944, Bill Stoneman, American baseball player and general manager
1946, Zaid Abdul-Aziz, American basketball player
1947, Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk and Organisation)
1954, Jackie Chan, Chinese actor, director, producer, and martial artist
1955, Gregg Jarrett, American lawyer and journalist
1956, Christopher Darden, American lawyer, writer, and lecturer, prosecutor in O. J. Simpson murder case
1960, Buster Douglas, American boxer
1961, Thurl Bailey, American basketball player
1969, Ricky Watters, American football player
1973, Brett Tomko, American baseball player
1975, Ronde Barber, American football player
1975, Tiki Barber, American football player
1975, Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
1979, Adrián Beltré, Dominican baseball player
1979, Patrick Crayton, American football player
1979, Danny Sandoval, Venezuelan baseball player

Born on this day, April 7, passed away:
1506, Francis Xavier, Spanish Roman Catholic missionary, co-founder of the Society of Jesus (d. 1552)
1770, William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
1859, Walter Camp, American football player, coach, and writer (d. 1925)
1860, Will Keith Kellogg, American industrialist and food manufacturer, founder of the Kellogg's Company (d. 1951)
1873, John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)
1891, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish carpenter and toy maker, founder of the Lego Group toy company (d. 1958)
1893, Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
1897, Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918)
1897, Walter Winchell, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1972)
1908, Percy Faith, Canadian composer, conductor, and bandleader (d. 1976)
1914, Ralph Flanagan, American bandleader, conductor, pianist, composer, and arranger (d. 1995)
1915, Billie Holiday, American singer and songwriter (d. 1959)
1928, Alan J. Pakula, American director and producer (d. 1998)
1934, Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (d. 2007)
1938, Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Dinosaurs, and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy) (d. 2005)
1938, Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpeter (d. 2008)
1944, Julia Phillips, American producer and writer (d. 2002)
1946, Stan Winston, American special effects artist, makeup artist, and director (d. 2008)
1962, Hugh O'Connor, American actor (d. 1995)
1971, Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (d. 2008)

Notable deaths, April 7:
1614, El Greco, Greek artist (b. 1541)
1663, Francis Cooke, Mayflower pilgrim (b. [sign in to see URL])
1739, Dick Turpin, English highwayman (b. 1705)
1804, Toussaint Louverture, Haitian Revolutionary (b. 1743)
1891, P. T. Barnum, American circus impresario (b. 1810)
1947, Henry Ford, American automobile manufacturer and industrialist (b. 1863)
1950, Walter Huston, Canadian-born actor (b. 1884)
1981, Kit Lambert, British record producer and manager (The Who) (b. 1935)
1982, Brenda Benet, American actress (b. 1945)
1984, Frank Church, U.S. Senator from Idaho (b. 1924)
2001, David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)
2001, Beatrice Straight, American actress (b. 1914)
2002, John Agar, American actor (b. 1921)
2005, Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
2005, Cliff Allison, British racing driver (b. 1932)
2007, Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
2007, Barry Nelson, American actor (b. 1917)
2009, Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons (b. 1947)

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Today is Sunday, April 7, the 97th day of 2013. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1953, the U.N. General Assembly ratified Dag Hammarskjold (dahg HAWM'-ahr-shoold) of Sweden as the new secretary-general, succeeding Trygve Lie (TRIHG'-vuh lee) of Norway.


One year ago: The U.S. warned Syria it wouldn't be able to deceive the world about compliance with a cease-fire that was just days away, as regime forces pounded more opposition strongholds in an apparent rush to crush resistance before troops had to withdraw. Pakistani soldiers dug into a massive avalanche in a mountain battleground close to the Indian border, searching for 140 people buried when the wall of snow engulfed a military complex; there were no survivors. CBS newsman Mike Wallace, 93, died in New Canann, Conn.

Today's Birthdays: Actor James Garner is 85. Country singer Cal Smith is 81. Actor Wayne Rogers is 80. Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 78. Country singer Bobby Bare is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 76. California Gov. Jerry Brown is 75. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 74. TV personality David Frost is 74. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 66. Singer John Oates is 64. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 64. Singer Janis Ian is 62. Country musician John Dittrich is 62. Actor Jackie Chan is 59. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 59. Actor Russell Crowe is 49. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 49. Actor Bill Bellamy is 48. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is 48. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 38. Actress Heather Burns is 38. Actor Kevin Alejandro (TV: "Southland") is 37. Actor Conner Rayburn is 14

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Today is Monday, April 7, the 97th day of 2014. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1922, the Teapot Dome scandal had its beginnings as Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall signed a secret deal to lease U.S. Navy petroleum reserves in Wyoming and California to his friends, oilmen Harry F. Sinclair and Edward L. Doheny, in exchange for cash gifts.

Ten years ago: Mounir el-Motassadeq (moo-neer ehl mah-tuh-SAD'-uhk), convicted of involvement in the 9/11 attacks, was freed less than 2 1/2 years into a 15-year sentence after a court in Hamburg, Germany, ruled the evidence was too weak to hold him pending a retrial. (El-Motassadeq was convicted in 2006 of being a member of a terrorist group and an accessory to the murder of the 246 passengers and crew on the four jetliners used in the attacks on New York and Washington; he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, the maximum penalty possible under German law.)

Five years ago: President Barack Obama capped his eight-day European trip by addressing college students in Istanbul, Turkey; he then made an unannounced trip to Baghdad, where he visited with U.S. troops and Iraqi officials. Vermont became the fourth state (after Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa) to legalize same-sex marriage. Three members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with former Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana. Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Lima court for death squad killings and kidnappings during his struggle against Shining Path insurgents. Connecticut routed Louisville 76-54 to capture its sixth women's basketball title.

One year ago: A fierce battle between [sign in to see URL] Afghan forces and Taliban militants in a remote corner of eastern Afghanistan left nearly 20 people dead, including 11 Afghan children killed in an airstrike and an American civilian adviser. In Egypt, Christians angered by the killing of four Christians in sectarian violence clashed with a Muslim mob throwing rocks and firebombs, killing one and turning Cairo's main Coptic cathedral into a battleground.

Today's Birthdays: Actor James Garner is 86. Actor Wayne Rogers is 81. Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 79. Country singer Bobby Bare is 79. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 77. California Gov. Jerry Brown is 76. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 75. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 67. Singer John Oates is 65. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 65. Singer Janis Ian is 63. Country musician John Dittrich is 63. Actor Jackie Chan is 60. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 60. Actor Russell Crowe is 50. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 50. Actor Bill Bellamy is 49. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is 49. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 39. Actress Heather Burns is 39. Actor Kevin Alejandro is 38. Actor Ed Speleers (TV: "Downton Abbey") is 26. Actor Conner Rayburn is 15.

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Today is Tuesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2015. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1945, during World War II, American planes intercepted and effectively destroyed a Japanese fleet, which included the battleship Yamato, that was headed to Okinawa on a suicide mission.

Ten years ago: The blockbuster painkiller Bextra was taken off the market, and the FDA said all similar prescription drugs should strongly warn about possible risk of heart attacks and strokes. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a Shiite, was named Iraq's interim prime minister; Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani was sworn in as interim president. Historic bus service began between the two parts of Kashmir, one controlled by India, the other by Pakistan.

Five years ago: North Korea said it had convicted and sentenced an American man to eight years in a labor prison for entering the country illegally and unspecified hostile acts. (Aijalon Mahli Gomes (EYE'-jah-lahn MAH'-lee gohms) was freed in August 2010 after former U.S. President Jimmy Carter secured his release.) Opponents seized Kyrgyzstan's (KEER'-gih-stanz) government headquarters after clashes between protesters and security forces that had left dozens of people dead. Space shuttle Discovery docked at the International Space Station, its astronauts overcoming a rare antenna breakdown that had knocked out radar tracking.

One year ago: Pro-Russian activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions to be independent and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine, an echo of events that had led to Russia's annexation of Crimea. Alonzo Mourning, a seven-time NBA All-Star, and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams were voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Connecticut won its second NCAA men's title in four years, beating Kentucky 60-54 in the championship game. Model and media personality Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, England, at age 25.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Wayne Rogers is 82. Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 80. Country singer Bobby Bare is 80. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 78. California Gov. Jerry Brown is 77. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 76. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 68. Singer John Oates is 67. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 66. Singer Janis Ian is 64. Country musician John Dittrich is 64. Actor Jackie Chan is 61. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 61. Actor Russell Crowe is 51. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 51. Actor Bill Bellamy is 50. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is 50. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 40. Actress Heather Burns is 40. Christian rock singer-musician John Cooper (Skillet) is 40. Actor Kevin Alejandro is 39. Rock musician Ben McKee (Imagine Dragons) is 30. Actor Ed Speleers is 27. Actor Conner Rayburn is 16.

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Today is Thursday, April 7, the 98th day of 2016. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1966, the U.S. Navy recovered a hydrogen bomb that the U.S. Air Force had lost in the Mediterranean Sea off Spain following a B-52 crash.

Ten years ago: A suicide attack in a Shiite mosque in Baghdad killed 85 people. Tornadoes in Tennessee killed a dozen people. Dena Schlosser, charged with killing her infant daughter Margaret by cutting off her arms in what her lawyers portrayed as a religious frenzy, was found not guilty by reason of insanity by a judge in McKinney, Texas. A British judge ruled that author Dan Brown did not steal ideas for "The Da Vinci Code" from a nonfiction work.

Five years ago: A man shot and killed 12 children at the Tasso da Silveira public school in Rio de Janeiro; the gunman, a onetime student at the school, shot and killed himself after being cornered by police. A powerful aftershock struck Japan near the same area that had been devastated by a mighty earthquake and tsunami nearly a month earlier; no giant wave or loss of life was reported.

One year ago: President Barack Obama, speaking at Howard University Medical School, announced commitments from Google, Microsoft and others to help the nation's health system prepare for a warmer, more erratic climate. Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign in his home state of Kentucky (he suspended his campaign in Feb. 2016). Michael Thomas Slager, a white South Carolina police officer, was charged with murder in the shooting death of black motorist Walter Lamer Scott after law enforcement officials saw a cellphone video taken by a bystander. The University of Connecticut's women's basketball team beat Notre Dame 63-53 for its 10th NCAA championship. Stan Freberg, 88, the spirited comic genius who was hailed as the father of the funny commercial, died in Santa Monica, Calif.

Today's Birthdays: Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 81. Country singer Bobby Bare is 81. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 79. California Gov. Jerry Brown is 78. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 77. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 69. Singer John Oates is 68. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 67. Singer Janis Ian is 65. Country musician John Dittrich is 65. Actor Jackie Chan is 62. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 62. Actor Russell Crowe is 52. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 52. Actor Bill Bellamy is 51. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is 51. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 41. Actress Heather Burns is 41. Christian rock singer-musician John Cooper (Skillet) is 41. Actor Kevin Alejandro is 40. Rock musician Ben McKee (Imagine Dragons) is 31. Actor Ed Speleers is 28. Actor Conner Rayburn is 17.

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Today is Friday, April 7, the 97th day of 2017. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1917, American entertainer and songwriter George M. Cohan, galvanized by America's entry into World War I the day before, wrote his rousing call to arms, "Over There."

Ten years ago: A Russian rocket carrying American billionaire Charles Simonyi roared into the night skies over Kazakhstan, sending its three occupants on a trip to the international space station. "B.C." comic strip creator Johnny Hart died in Nineveh, N.Y., at age 76. Actor Barry Nelson died in Bucks County, Pa., at age 89.

Five years ago: The U.S. warned Syria it wouldn't be able to deceive the world about compliance with a cease-fire that was just days away, as regime forces pounded more opposition strongholds in an apparent rush to crush resistance before troops had to withdraw. A massive avalanche engulfed a Pakistani military complex in a mountain battleground close to the Indian border; all 140 people on the base died. CBS newsman Mike Wallace, 93, died in New Canaan, Conn.

One year ago: Russian President Vladimir Putin denied any links to offshore accounts and described the Panama Papers document leaks scandal as part of a [sign in to see URL] plot to weaken Russia. In a brazen assault near the Syrian capital, Islamic State militants abducted 300 cement workers and contractors from their workplace northeast of Damascus. "American Idol" crowned 24-year-old Trent Harmon its 15th and final winner as the influential TV show came to an end.

Today's Birthdays — April 7: Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 82. Country singer Bobby Bare is 82. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 80. California Gov. Jerry Brown is 79. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 78. Actress Roberta Shore is 74. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 70. Singer John Oates is 69. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 68. Singer Janis Ian is 66. Country musician John Dittrich is 66. Actor Jackie Chan is 63. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Tony Dorsett is 63. Actor Russell Crowe is 53. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 53. Actor Bill Bellamy is 52. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is 52. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 42. Actress Heather Burns is 42. Christian rock singer-musician John Cooper (Skillet) is 42. Actor Kevin Alejandro is 41. Rock musician Ben McKee (Imagine Dragons) is 32. Actor Ed Speleers is 29. Actor Conner Rayburn is 18.

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Today is Saturday, April 7, the 97th day of 2018. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower held a news conference in which he spoke of the importance of containing the spread of communism in Indochina, saying, "You have a row of dominoes set up, you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly. So you could have a beginning of a disintegration that would have the most profound influences." (This became known as the "domino theory," although Eisenhower did not use that term.)

Ten years ago: Anti-China protesters disrupted the Olympic torch relay in Paris, at times forcing Chinese organizers to put out the flame and take the torch onto a bus to secure it. Kansas won the NCAA championship, defeating Memphis 75-68 in overtime. Coach Pat Riley, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Adrian Dantley and broadcaster Dick Vitale were among those selected for Basketball's Hall of Fame.

Five years ago: A fierce battle between [sign in to see URL] Afghan forces and Taliban militants in a remote corner of eastern Afghanistan left nearly 20 people dead, including 11 Afghan children killed in an airstrike and an American civilian adviser. In Egypt, Christians angered by the killing of four Christians in sectarian violence clashed with a Muslim mob throwing rocks and firebombs, killing one and turning Cairo's main Coptic cathedral into a battleground. Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri used an Internet video to urge rebels in Syria to fight to establish an Islamic state governed by Sharia law.

One year ago: President Donald Trump concluded his two-day summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, saying he had developed an "outstanding" relationship with the Chinese [sign in to see URL] United States fired 59 Tomahawk missiles into a west Syrian airfield from where it was believed President Bashar al-Assad's regime launched a deadly chemical attack that killed and injured hundreds of civilians. A hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians at a central Stockholm department store, killing four people in what Sweden's prime minister called a terrorist attack; a 39-year-old suspect was arrested. Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought emergency imposed in 2014. Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Yes and Joan Baez were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Brooklyn, New York.

Today's Birthdays — April 7: Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 83. Country singer Bobby Bare is 83. Rhythm-and-blues singer Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 81. California Gov. Jerry Brown is 80. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 79. Actress Roberta Shore is 75. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is 74. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 71. Singer John Oates is 70. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is 69. Singer Janis Ian is 67. Country musician John Dittrich is 67. Actor Jackie Chan is 64. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett is 64. Actor Russell Crowe is 54. Christian/jazz singer Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 54. Actor Bill Bellamy is 53. Rock musician Dave "Yorkie" Palmer (Space) is 53. British astronaut Timothy Peake is 46. Rock musician Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs) is 44. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 43. Actress Heather Burns is 43. Christian rock singer-musician John Cooper (Skillet) is 43. Actor Kevin Alejandro is 42. Rock musician Ben McKee (Imagine Dragons) is 33. Actor Ed Speleers is 30. Pop singer Anne-Marie, born Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson, is 27. Actor Conner Rayburn is 19.

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