On This Day: April 07th
This is 97th day of the year and 268 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—2 Nisan 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 3rd day of the 3rd month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Hutu extremists in Rwanda began massacring ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. In 100 days of killing, an estimated 800,000 are murdered.
1770–1850, English poet, born in Cockermouth, Cumberland.
Francis Ford Coppolafilmmaker
Ravi Shankarsitarist and composer
Gerhard Schröderchancellor of Germany
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.