April 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, April 7, 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) was formed?

April 7th is Making The First Move Day & No Housework Day.

This day marks the 97th day of 2023, and there’s another 268 days to go.

Our world as we know it wouldn’t be the same had it not been for the historical events that happened on this day. We have put together some of the top events, including discoveries, transportation advances, and archaeological finds.

Did you know that on this day in 1948, the World Health Organization (WHO) was formed? The formation was overseen and carried out by the United Nations.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 7th in history!

What Events Happened On April 7 In History?

2017 Donald Trump launched 59 missiles into Syria.

OTD in 2017: Donald Trump launched 59 missiles into Syria.

The attack came three days after a chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun.

2003 US forces circled the city of Baghdad, which led to the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime two days later.


2001 NASA launched the 2001 Mars Odyssey space probe from Cape Canaveral.

The space probe was initially called the Astrobiological Reconnaissance and Elemental Surveyor (ARES). However, the naming committee faced heavy criticism and was forced to reconsider its options. 2001 Mars Odyssey had previously come up as an option, but due to licensing concerns, they rejected it.

1989 The Soviet K-278 Komsomolets nuclear submarine caught fire and sank off the coast of Norway.

1977 Donald Trump married his first wife, Ivana Zelníčková, in Manhattan, New York.

The two met at a New York City watering hole for singles.

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1947 Car engineer Henry Ford died at the age of 83.

OTD in 1947: Car engineer Henry Ford died at the age of 83. Read More

1940 Booker T. Washington became the first Black person pictured on a US postage stamp.

Booker T. Washington, a former slave, was an American author, educator, and advisor to several US presidents. He was a prominent leader in the Black community.

1906 Mount Vesuvius volcano erupted, devastating Naples in the process.

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1902 Texaco was formed.

OTD in 1902: Texaco was formed.

Originally named "The Texas Company," it started from the Fee Oil Well No. 3 in Sour Lake, Texas.

1827 Englishman John Walker invented modern-day wooden matches that create a flame through friction.

1798 The Territory of Mississippi was formally organized.

The region had previously been contested territory between the USA and Spain, but Spain signed away their claims in 1795 with the Treaty of Madrid. At its point of organization, Mississippi Territory only included the lower halves of modern-day Mississippi and Alabama.

1509 France initiated the War of the League of Cambra against Venice.

The League of Cambra was a coalition of Emperor Maximilian of the Holy Roman Empire, Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, and Ferdinand II of Aragon (NW Spain).

Famous People Born On April 7

Is today your birthday? If so, did you know that Jackie Chan was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.

1954 Jackie Chan

Hong Kong Actor

Jackie Chan
68 years old
Born In:
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

1991 Anne-Marie

English Singer

31 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1915 Billie Holiday

American Singer

Billie Holiday
Died On:
Jul 17, 1959 (Age 44)
Born In:
Pennsylvania, USA

1964 Russell Crowe

New Zealand-Australian Actor

Russell Crowe
58 years old
Born In:
Wellington, New Zealand

Special Holidays On April 7

Here are some unusual holidays that are celebrated on this day.

April 7: National Making The First Move Day

National Making The First Move Day

National Making The First Move Day was created to encourage everyone to make the first move to prevent bullying. If you don’t already, practice keeping an open mind towards everyone today. Most importantly, intervene if you see anyone being bullied!

April 7: National No Housework Day

National No Housework Day

Washing the dishes, making your bed, sweeping up, vacuuming, washing your clothes, cleaning the bathroom, the list of chores is endless. No Housework Day is the perfect time to go on strike and declare that it can be done later. Enough is enough!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

The first service animals were established in Germany during World War I. References to service animals date as far back as the mid-16th Century.

April 7 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on April 7th shares the same zodiac sign, Aries.

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. Arians continuously look for competition and like to be first for everything.

Anyone born in April has the Diamond birthstone. The diamond is a prized gemstone that has been a symbol of love for centuries. The Ancient Romans believed Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds.

If you were born on April 7, it’s likely that you were conceived on July 15 in the previous year.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around December 29th, 2023.

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