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Billie Holiday
Born: April 7, 1915
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation: Singer
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1933
79 years ago
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs legislation that brings Prohibition to an end.
http://www.biography.com/people/franklin-d-roosevelt-9463381

1949
63 years ago
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein premiere their hit Broadway musical South Pacific.
http://www.biography.com/people/richard-rodgers-37431
http://www.biography.com/people/oscar-hammerstein-ii-9326882

1959
53 years ago
Lorraine Hansberry becomes the first black American to receive the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun, her first play.
http://www.biography.com/people/lorraine-hansberry-9327823

1970
42 years ago
John Wayne wins his first and only Oscar for his role in True Grit.
http://www.biography.com/people/john-wayne-9525664

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Billie Holiday
Born: April 7, 1915
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation: Singer
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Jackie Chan
Born: April 7, 1954
Age: 58 years old
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
Occupation: Actor
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Russell Crowe
Born: April 7, 1964
Age: 48 years old
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
Occupation: Actor
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Henry Ford
Died: April 7, 1947
Age: 83 years old
Place: Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur
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P.T. Barnum
Died: April 7, 1891
Age: 80 years old
Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur
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