History Blog

April 7

Happy Birthday RIP Ian Richardson(1934–2007) “Billie Holiday”(Elinora Fagan 1915–1959) James Bumgarner(“Garner” 1928–2014) William “Wayne” Rogers III(1933–2015) ; Edmund “Jerry” Brown Jr–86 Francis Ford Coppola–85 John Oates–76 Kong-sang “Jackie” Chan(陳港生)–70 Russell Crowe–60 Edward John Speleers–36 ; 1927 – AT&T engineer Herbert Ives transmits the first long-distance public television broadcast(from Washington, D.C., to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce SecretaryHerbert Hoover).; 1943 – The National Football League(NFL) makes helmets mandatory ; 1948 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is established by the United Nations(UN) ; 1964 – IBM announces the System/360 the first major computer mainframe architecture which features 8-bit byte addressing