Monarchists.Wiki:Selected anniversaries/April 7
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- 529 – Byzantine Emperor infogalactic:Justinian I issued the first draft of the Corpus Juris Civilis, a collection of fundamental works in jurisprudence.
- 1141 – Empress Matilda became the first female claimant to the throne of England, adopting the title 'Lady of the English'.
- 1767 – Troops of the Burmese Konbaung Dynasty sacked the Siamese city of Ayutthaya to end the Burmese–Siamese War, bringing the four-century-old infogalactic:Ayutthaya Kingdom to an end.
- 1868 – Thomas D'Arcy McGee, a Canadian Father of Confederation, was assassinated; to date, the only Canadian political assassination at the federal level.
- 1945 – World War II: American forces sank Japan's Yamato, the largest battleship in the world, during Operation Ten-Go.
- 1954 – Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower introduced the domino theory, speculating that if one nation in a region came under the influence of communism, then its surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
- 1955 – Aware that he was slowing down both physically and mentally in his old age, Winston Churchill (pictured) retired as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 1956 – Spain relinquished its protectorate in Morocco.