This Day In History – April 7

Today in History

529 :  First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (fundamental work in jurisprudence) issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I
1948 :  World Health Organization formed by the United Nations
1954  : US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a “domino-effect” of communism in Indo-China
1969 :  The Internet’s symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1
1999 : The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas

Today in Film & TV

1906 : The world’s 1st animated cartoon “Humorous Phases of Funny Faces” by J. Stuart Blackton is released

Today in Sports

2000 : South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is charged by Delhi police with fixing One Day International matches against India

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