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It happened on a… April 7

2020

China ends its lockdown of Wuhan, the city at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic after 76 days as the country reports no new deaths for the 1st time.

2013

WrestleMania XXVIII : John Cena defeats The Rock to win his record 11th WWE Championship.

2003

U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein’s regime falls two days later.

1994

Beginning of the Rwandan Genocide; the Presidential Guard begins killing moderate politicians and public figures in Kigali, including Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana.

1977

The Toronto Blue Jays play their inaugural regular season game in a light snowfall at the CNE Exhibition Stadium; the expansion team beats the Chicago White Sox 9-5.

1970

John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in “True Grit.” He had been in over 200 films.

1969

The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1

1963

At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament.

1948

The United Nations’ World Health Organization began operations.

1827

English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches.

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