Momentous events in history: April 7, 2017

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Today is the international day of reflection on the genocide in Rwanda.

Holidays:

World health day.

The Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin.

International day of reflection on the genocide in Rwanda.

Repose of St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia (1925).

Story:

1795 – France adopted the Law on introduction of the Metric system.

1805 In Vienna, the premiere of the Third Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven.

1827 – English chemist John Walker sold a lawyer Nixon first match which we know them today.

Born on this day:

1770 – William Wordsworth English romantic poet, founder of the “lake school”.

1784 – Alexander Turgenev, Russian historian and politician.

1893 – Allen DULLES, American statesman, first Director of the CIA.

1915 – Billie holiday American jazz singer.

1930 – Yves Rocher, a French entrepreneur, founder of the company Yves Rocher .

1954 – Jackie Chan and Chinese American actor and stuntman, film Director, producer, writer.

Died:

1614 El Greco Spanish painter.

1947 – Henry Ford American industrialist, founder Ford.

2008 – Andrey Tolubeev Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, people’s artist of Russia.

Birthday:

Tikhon.

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