April 7th, Camels raced, TV was seen,  Mary Bono stepped into her husband's shoes and a Hogwart student was arrested on drug possession.

1864 - The FIRST CAMEL RACE IN AMERICA was held in Sacramento, California, beginning a proud camel-racing tradition that continues to this day.

1927 - The FIRST SUCCESSFUL LONG-DISTANCE DEMONSTRATION OF TV took place when an audience in New York saw an exciting image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover transmitted from Washington.

1940 - BOOKER T. WASHINGTON became the first African-American pictured on a U.S. postage stamp.

1969 - The Supreme Court approved the private possession of obscene materials.

1970 - After having starred in over 200 films, JOHN WAYNE received his first Oscar for BEST ACTOR, for his role in "True Grit".

1994 - Superstar SHANNEN DOHERTY filed for divorce from superstar ASHLEY HAMILTON after only five months of marriage.

1998 - MARY BONO, the widow of skier SONNY BONO, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband's congressional term.

1998 - GEORGE MICHAEL was arrested in a public Beverly Hills restroom.  A few days later, he came out of the closet  on CNN.

2001 - DAVID GRAF, who WAS Tackleberry in the "Police Academy" movies, died of a heart attack at age 50.

2005 - Utah polygamist cult-leader WARREN JEFFS was surprised when the world did NOT come to an end on April 7, 2005, as he had predicted.

2009 - "Harry Potter" actor JAMIE WAYLETT, who plays chubby Hogwarts student Vincent Crabb, was arrested for marijuana possession.  Police found EIGHT bags of marijuana in a car that he was in, then raided his house and found 10 cannabis plants.  He eventually pled guilty and got off with just 120 hours of community service.