Historical Events for April 2007
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3rd - Conventional-Train World Speed Record: a French TGV train on the LGV Est high speed line sets an official new world speed record.
4th - 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.
11th - 2007 Algiers bombings: Two bombings in the Algerian capital of Algiers, kills 33 people and wounds a further 222 others.
14th - At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
16th - Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots 32 people to death and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
18th - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.
20th - Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
24th - Iceland announces that Norway will shoulder the defense of Iceland during peacetime.
25th - Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.
26th - Queen's Pier is officially closed by the Hong Kong Government, after a bitter struggle by conservationists, in order to facilitate land reclamation in Hong Kong's Central district
27th - Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
29th - Republic Protests in Turkey.