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–84 Francis Ford Coppola–83 John Oates–73 Kong-sang “Jackie” Chan(陳港生)–68 Russell Crowe–58 Edward John Speleers–34 ; 1927 – AT&T transmits the first long-distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C., to New York City displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert 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 and binary, decimal, and hex FLOP calculations.