This day in history, April 7 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, April 7

April 7 is the 98th day of 2016. There are 268 days remaining in the year.

1928: Actor James Garner is born in Norman, Oklahoma.

1945: North of Okinawa, U.S. warplanes sink Japanese battleship Yamato, largest ever built.

1947: Engineer and businessman Henry Ford dies in Dearborn, Michigan at age 83.

1954: Actor, martial artist and stuntman Jackie Chan is born in Hong Kong, China.

1959: Marty Robbins records signature song El Paso at Owen Bradley's Quonset Hut Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

1983: Challenger astronauts Donald Peterson and Story Musgrave conduct shuttle program's first ever spacewalks.

1998: Singer George Michael is arrested and charged with committing a lewd act in restroom of Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills, California.

2012: CBS News journalist Mike Wallace, 93, dies in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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