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Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
  • 1951 - 15th Golf Masters Championship: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280
  • 1951 - American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
  • 1951 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • 1953 - 1st west-to-east jet transatlantic nonstop flight
  • 1953 - Dag Hammarskj”ld of Sweden elected 2nd UN general-secretary
  • 1954 - German govt refuses to recognize DDR
  • 1954 - Pres Eisenhower fears "domino-effect" in Indo-China
  • 1954 - WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 - 10th NBA Championship: Ph Warriors beat Ft Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 1
  • 1956 - Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • 1957 - 21st Golf Masters Championship: Doug Ford wins, shooting a 283
  • 1957 - Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run
  • 1958 - Dodgers erect 42-foot screen in left field at LA Coliseum to cut down on home runs, since it is only 250 feet down the line
  • 1959 - Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
  • 1959 - Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif
  • 1962 - Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
  • 1962 - Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
  • 1963 - 27th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
  • 1963 - Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
  • 1963 - Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • 1965 - Bevan Congdon makes a stumping as 12th man NZ v Pakistan
  • 1966 - US recovers lost H-bomb from Mediterranean floor (whoops!)
  • 1967 - Israeli/Syrian border fights
  • 1967 - Tom Donahue, SF dj begins new radio format - Progressive (KMPX-FM)
  • 1969 - Dodgers' Bill Singer is credited with 1st official save, against Reds
  • 1969 - Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material
  • 1969 - Ted Williams begins managing Wash Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4
  • 1970 - "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in NYC
  • 1970 - 42nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy," John Wayne & Maggie Smith win
  • 1970 - Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
  • 1971 - Dismissal of Curt Flood's suit against baseball is upheld by
  • 1971 - Pres Nixon orders lt Calley (Mi Lai) free
  • 1971 - WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals