(Thursday, April 7, 1927, 3:25 p.m. EST) — The image and voice of U.S. Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live this afternoon from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television (click here to watch a film of today’s event).
(Saturday, April 7, 2007) — “Don’t Matter” by Akon at #1 on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Apr. 7/14, 2007).
Video: 'Copy of Over There -- the only studio recording made by George M. Cohan'
(Saturday, April 7, 1917) — American entertainer and songwriter George M. Cohan, galvanized by America’s entry into World War I the day before, wrote his rousing call to arms, “Over There.” Continue reading George M. Cohan composes patriotic song ‘Over There’ 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 7 1917)
Video: 'Queensboro Bridge Trolley the last day, April 7, 1957'
(Sunday, April 7, 1957) — The last of New York’s electric trolleys completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan early today, departing Queens Plaza at 12:32 a.m. EST, replaced by buses. Continue reading Last of New York’s electric trolleys departs Queens Plaza 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 7 1957)