Video: April 7, 1972 (at 9:30)
(Friday, April 7, 1972) — Mobster Joe Gallo was shot to death early this morning by rival gangsters during his 43rd birthday celebration at a New York City restaurant. Continue reading Mobster Joe Gallo murdered by rival gangsters 40 years ago this morning (1972)
Video: Ode to Brian Jones
(Saturday, April 7, 1962) — The core group of what would make the early Rolling Stones first came together today when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were introduced to future Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones at the Ealing Jazz Club in London.
(Saturday, April 7, 1962) — by Shelley Fabares peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks (April 7/14, 1962). Johnny Angel
(Saturday, April 7, 1962) — by The Kingston Trio peaked at #21 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
(Monday, April 7, 1952) — U.S. Rep. John F. Kennedy, a Democrat from Massachusetts, officially announced today he would run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, a Republican.
(Friday, April 22, 1922) — The Teapot Dome scandal had its beginnings today 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.
Video: April 7, 1862 (at 40:10)
(Monday, April 7, 1862, during the — The two-day American Civil War) Battle of Shilo ended today near Pittsburgh Landing in western Tennessee after fresh Yankee troops drove the Confederates from the field. The 23,741 casualties were more than all of the war’s major battles to that date combined.
Video: April 7, 1862 (at 51:17)
(Monday, April 7, 1862, part of the — Union gunboats and 2,000 troops today American Civil War) took the Confederate fortress at Island Number Ten near New Madrid, Missouri, leaving the Mississippi River open as far south as Memphis.