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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2007: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2007?


Events

  • 01 Apr 2007 Second and last day of 177th Annual General Conference
  • 02 Apr 2007 New Century, a large American mortgage lender, files for bankruptcy protection.
  • 03 Apr 2007 Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
  • 04 Apr 2007 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.
  • 05 Apr 2007 Georgia establishes a Provisional Administrative Entity in the disputed region of South Ossetia.
  • 06 Apr 2007 Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy: Monica Goodling, who was an assistant counsel to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, resigns after refusing to testify before the Congress. (BBC)
  • 07 Apr 2007 Turkish soldiers are killed in a clash with Kurdistan Workers' Party forces in Şırnak province. (Voice of America)
  • 08 Apr 2007 Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic bishops call on the President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe to stand down or face ampquotopen revoltampquot in a message posted on church bulletin boards across the country. (AP via CNN)
  • 09 Apr 2007 The Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer signs legislation changing the date of the New York primary election to February 5, 2008. (AP via Herald News Daily)
  • 10 Apr 2007 A Somali committee estimates the death toll of recent fighting between Ethiopian and Somali Government forces and insurgents in Mogadishu at more than 1,000. (Reuters Alertnet)
  • 11 Apr 2007 2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.
  • 12 Apr 2007 In the USA, Don Imus is fired by CBS for making controversial comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.
  • 13 Apr 2007 The genome sequence of the Rhesus Macaque monkey is published in the scientific journal Science. (Science) (Baylor College of Medicine)
  • 14 Apr 2007 At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • 15 Apr 2007 India's Essar Group buys Canadian steelmaker Algoma for US$ 1.63 billion. (Forbes) (Washington Post)
  • 16 Apr 2007 Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest spree killing in modern American history. Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 and injures 23 before committing suicide.
  • 17 Apr 2007 Student Cho Seung-hui kills 32 people plus himself at the premises of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
  • 18 Apr 2007 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.
  • 19 Apr 2007 US and allied air forces conduct massive exercises over South Korea with over 500 planes.
  • 20 Apr 2007 Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
  • 21 Apr 2007 At least 10 people are missing in Chile following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. (Reuters via News Limited)
  • 22 Apr 2007 Turkey Christians tortured and murdered and Turkey's government, led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a former Islamist, has expresses concern over the spread of Christian activity in Turkey, VOA reported .
  • 23 Apr 2007 Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin dies at the age of 76. (BBC) (CNN)
  • 24 Apr 2007 Kevin Tillman, brother of former American football player Pat Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, accuses the U.S. military of manipulating his death during testimony to the U.S. Congress. (BBC)
  • 25 Apr 2007 US Representative Dennis Kucinich (Democrat-Ohio), introduces articles to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • 26 Apr 2007 At least 22 people, mostly insurgents, die and dozens more are wounded in several hours of heavy clashes which rage in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (Somalinet)
  • 27 Apr 2007 Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
  • 28 Apr 2007 Australia wins its third consecutive Cricket World Cup with a victory over Sri Lanka in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup finals in Barbados. (ABC) (BBC)
  • 29 Apr 2007 At least three people including the gunman die in a shooting at the Ward Parkway shopping center in Kansas City, Missouri . (AP via Wichita Eagle) (BBC).
  • 30 Apr 2007 The European Union and the United States inks a new Open Skies Agreement which will take effect on 30 March 2008 and replace the restrictive Bermuda II agreement. (BBC)

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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin

Country: United States of America

Forbidden Games

Forbidden Games

Directed by: René Clément

Starring: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

High Noon

High Noon

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States of America

Books

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Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest

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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation. With

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck

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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious

The 5th Horseman by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The 5th Horseman

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It is a wild race against time as Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and the newest member of the Women's Murder Club, attorney Yuki Castellano, lead an investigation into a string of mysterious patient deaths--and reveal a hospital administration determined to shield …

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES “Both an American tragedy and …

How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

How Doctors Think

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On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment.