Throwback Thursday: A look back at events in history on April 7.
Drummer boys of the Union Army in camp after the battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh Church), Tennessee River on April 7, 1862. John Clem, a drummer boy, wounded in the battle, was promoted to lieutenant.
Credit: George Armistead/AP
First modern Summer Olympic Games
Harvard student Ellery Harding Clark from Boston poses with a flag at the first modern International Summer Olympic Games held at the Panathinaiko Stadium on April 7, 1896 in Athens, Greece where he won the gold medal both in high jump (2.81 meters) and long jump (6.35 meters).
People who have been arrested in the federal drive against radicals are shown as they arrive at Ellis Island, in New York City on April 7, 1920.
Deportation hearings held on the island determine whether they stay in the United States.
No more prohibition
A crowd gathers as kegs of beer are unloaded in front of a restaurant on Broadway in New York City the morning of April 7, 1933, when low-alcohol beer is legalized again.
On Jan. 29, 1919, the 18th Amendment prohibited the "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes." National prohibition came to an end in 1933 on Dec. 5th when 21st Amendment was ratified, which succeeded in repealing the 18th Amendment.
Clark Gable & Carole Lombard
American actors Clark Gable and Carole Lombard are seen at the home of Lombard's mother, on their return to Hollywood after they eloped to Kingman, Arizona for their wedding on April 7, 1939.
This view of an antique hurdy-gurdy, with the covers removed, shows the wooden wheel which is turned by a crank at left, April 7, 1950.
Only one string runs through the key row although there is space for two. The wheel is designed to bring sound from the strings. Made of finely polished maple wood and inlaid with mother of pearl, the instrument is 26 inches long. It is believed to have been made by A. Mirecourt whose name appears on the back along with the name "Thauvenel Henry."
Credit: Ernest K. Bennett/AP
Connie Matthews dons a smog helmet as Dr. Leon DeMerre of the Stanford Research Institute pumps it full of smog to study its effects on humans in Stanford, California on April 7, 1955.
It's one of the numerous research projects conducted by various agencies to learn the cause and cures of smog.
Last of Jim Crow
A hearse with a casket mounted on its top and a sign reading "Last ride for Jim Crow; vote 'yes' Apr. 7th," is parked in front of headquarters for workers favoring approval of Kansas City's Public Accommodations ordinance that was being voted on in a referendum election April 7, 1964.
Three unidentified African American campaign workers stand at left in front of hearse with heads uncovered and bowed in mock sorrow for Jim Crow. A heavy turnout was reported in the vote for the ordinance that makes it illegal for owners of virtually all types of business serving the public to discriminate.
Coretta Scott King, and her four children view the body of her husband, slain civil rights activist leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Atlanta, Georgia on April 7, 1968. The children are, from left, Yolanda, 12, Bernice, 5, Martin III, 11, and Dexter 7.
The civil rights leader was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel when he was killed by a rifle bullet on April 4, 1968. James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the killing and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He died in prison in 1998.
Looting in Chicago
Soldiers stand guard in front of a supermarket on 63rd Street on Chicago's South Side on April 7, 1968 after vandals smashed several large windows.
Violence broke out across the country after the Assassination of civil rights activits Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 7.
Richard Nixon, baseball opener
President Richard Nixon, center, gets set to throw out the first ball to open the American League baseball season, April 7, 1969, Washington, D.C. Nixon made two extra throws.
The Washington Senators and the New York Yankees met in the opener.
John Wayne & Barbara Streisand
John Wayne is congratulated by Barbara Streisand as he accepts the Oscar for best actor for his performance in "True Grit," at the Academy Awards at Los Angeles Music Center, April 7, 1970, Hollywood.
The Baltimore Orioles equipment is in order and waiting but there are no ball games to put it into use because of the baseball players strike. Shown in the Orioles Memorial Stadium dressing room playing cards to pass the time was equipment manager Clay Reid in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 7, 1972.
Credit: William Smith/AP
A Cambodian girl waits 07 April 1975 with her identification tag at an unlocated refugee center in Cambodia. She was photographed by US President Gerald Ford's personal photographer, David Hume Kennerly.
Credit: David Hume Kennerly/AFP/Getty Images
Howard Hughes - funeral
Dean Robert Gibson of Christ Church Cathedral, Houston's oldest Episcopal church, conducts the last rites for billionaire industrialist Howard R. Hughes at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas, April 7, 1976. Hughes was buried in a grave next to his mother.
Tom Kay, 23, of Great Neck, Long Island, does yoga on a pyramid-shaped tower constructed 40-feet above the roof of a building in New York City's Soho district on April 7, 1978. Kay climbed onto the platform intending to remain there three weeks to publicize support for solar energy.
Credit: Dan Goodrich/AP
New York transit strike
New Yorkers walk over the Brooklyn Bridge on their way to work on April 7, 1980 during the transit strike. All subway and buses were shutdown for 10 days across all five boroughs.
Credit: Carlos Rene Perez/AP
Eugene (Gene) Gotti, brother of reputed mob boss John Gotti, arrives at Brooklyn Federal court in New York City for the first day of his federal racketeering trial, April 7, 1986. The two brothers are part of the Gambino crime family.
Jury selection began in the trial of Eugene and John Gotti and five other co-defendants who have been charged with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy, both punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine upon conviction. Men behind Gotti are unidentified.
Eugene Gotti was eventually convicted on May 24, 1989, after two mistrials for running a multi-million dollar heroin smuggling ring and sentenced to 50 years in a federal prison.
Credit: David Bookstaver/AP
A Kurd carries his daughter across a footbridge over the Tigris River between Iraq and Turkey Sunday, April 7, 1991.
Tens of thousands of refugees wait on the Iraqi side (in the background) for their turn to come across the border.
Credit: Denis Paquin/AP
Branch Davidian cult member Woodrow Kendricks is led into the federal courthouse by federal marshals in Waco, Texas on April 7, 1993.
A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Kendricks accusing him of attempting to kill federal officers.
Credit: John Gaps III/AP
Contract with America
House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia gestures while addressing a rally at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 7, 1995 after the completion of the Republicans "Contract with America." Weary but elated, House Republicans celebrated the end of their 100-day sprint, while promising to return the following month to take care of unfinished business, Gingrich proclaimed that "this is only a beginning."