7th April

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1990 John Poindexter convicted. Rear Admiral John Poindexter is convicted on five counts at his Iran-Contra trial. A federal court later reverses the convictions.
1986 Clive Sinclair sells to Amstrad Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair sells the rights to his machines to Amstrad in a £5m deal.
1968 Motor Racing Motor racing world champion Jim Clark is killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim.
1947 Henry Ford dies Henry Ford dies at the age of 83.
1900 Boxer Rebellion - Europe issues ultimatum to China Following the threat posed by the Boxer Rebellion to foreigners living in China, European powers gave the Chinese authorities two months to suppress the uprising

 

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On This Day - 7th April