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7th April

1770 * William Wordsworth, English romantic poet, author of Intimations of Immortality.

1927 US secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover’s Washington speech was seen and heard in New York in the first long distance television transmission.

1928 * James Garner, US actor, best known for the TV series The Rockford Files.

1930 * Andrew Sachs, British actor, best known as 'Manuel' in the TV series Fawlty Towers.

1939 * David Frost, English television presenter and producer.

1943 The drug LSD was first synthesized by Albert Hoffman in a Swiss laboratory.

1948 The World Health Organisation was set up in Geneva.

1949 The musical South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway.

1951 Only 3 horses out of 36 starters finished the Grand National horse race.

1978 US President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the controversial neutron bomb.

1968 Motor racing world champion Jim Clark was killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim.

1986 Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair sold rights to his machines to rival Amstrad in a deal worth £5m.

1994 Hutu extremists in Rwanda began massacring ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. In 100 days of killing, an estimated 800,000 are murdered.

1999 US claimed 'banana war' victory. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled in favour of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with Europe over bananas.

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