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    What happened on May 7

    • May 7, 0558 "In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt."

    • May 7, 0685 "Death - Marwan I ibn al-Hakam 4th kalief of Omajjaden (684-85), dies"

    • May 7, 0973 "Death - Otto I the Great Holy Roman Emperor (962-973), dies at 60"

    • May 7, 1166 "Death - Willem I the Bad, king of Sicily (1154-66)"

    • May 7, 1205 "Death - Ladislaus III Arpad King of Hungary (1204-05), dies at 5 or 6"

    • May 7, 1274 2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens

    • May 7, 1274 "In France, the Second Council of Lyons opens to regulate the election of the Pope."

    • May 7, 1298 Colocation of the first stone of Barcelona's Cathedral.

    • May 7, 1355 "1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara"

    • May 7, 1416 Monk Nicolaas Serrurier arrested because of heresy at Tournay

    • May 7, 1429 English siege of Orl‚ans broken by Joan of Arc

    • May 7, 1429 "Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orlans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning wounded to lead the final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years' War."

    • May 7, 1523 "Death - Franz von Sickingen German knight/protect of poor, dies of wounds at 42"

    • May 7, 1530 Birthday - Louis I Cond French prince/leader of hugenots

    • May 7, 1574 Birthday - Innocent X [Giambattista Pamfili] 236th Roman Catholic pope (1644-55)

    • May 7, 1579 Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands

    • May 7, 1617 "Death - David Fabricius German astronomer, dies at 53"

    • May 7, 1624 "Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru"

    • May 7, 1638 Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)

    • May 7, 1657 Louis XlV prohibits the sale of liquor to Indians.

    • May 7, 1660 "Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni"

    • May 7, 1663 Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens

    • May 7, 1664 Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.

    • May 7, 1667 "Death - Johann Jakob Froberger German organist/singer/composer, dies at 50"

    • May 7, 1671 "Death - Edward Montagu English baron Kimbolton, dies at about 68"

    • May 7, 1671 "Death - Pieter Stockmans Flemish chairman of Opperkrijgshof, dies at 62"

    • May 7, 1673 "Death - Johannes Teellinck Dutch vicar, dies at about 58"

    • May 7, 1697 "Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed in a huge fire (in the 18th century, it is replaced with the current Royal Palace)."

    • May 7, 1700 Birthday - Gerard van Swieten Dutch botanist

    • May 7, 1700 William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation

    • May 7, 1704 Birthday - Carl Heinrich Graun composer

    • May 7, 1736 "Death - John Weldon composer, dies at 60"

    • May 7, 1763 Birthday - Josef Poniatovski Polish general/marshal of France

    • May 7, 1763 "Indian Wars: Pontiac's Rebellion begins - Chief Pontiac begins the ""Conspiracy of Pontiac"" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit."

    • May 7, 1765 Admiral Nelson's sailboat HMS Victory runs aground

    • May 7, 1769 Birthday - Giuseppe Farinelli composer

    • May 7, 1771 Samuel Hearne arrives at the mouth of the Coppermine River and views the Arctic Coast.

    • May 7, 1771 Samuel Hearne explores the Copper Mine River of Canada

    • May 7, 1774 Birthday - Sir Francis Beaufort naval officer; devised wind force scale

    • May 7, 1775 Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria

    • May 7, 1776 "Birthday - Dniel Berzsenyi [Hungarian Horatius], Hungarian poet"

    • May 7, 1789 The first inaugural ball (for George Washington in New York NY)

    • May 7, 1789 The first U S inagural ball is held in New York to honor President and Mrs George Washington

    • May 7, 1792 Captain Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)

    • May 7, 1792 "Death - Aert Schouman Dutch bird/portrait painter, dies at 82"

    • May 7, 1793 "Death - Johan A Zoutman Dutch Lieutenant Admiral (battle of Doggersbank), dies at 68"

    • May 7, 1793 "Death - Pietro Nardini composer, dies at 71"

    • May 7, 1795 Birthday - Gerhard M Roentgen industrialist (founder dockyard Fijenoord)

    • May 7, 1800 "Death - Laurens P van Spiegel regent/pension advisor (1787-95), dies at 64"

    • May 7, 1800 "Death - Niccol Piccinni Italian composer (Roland), dies at 72"

    • May 7, 1800 Indiana Territory organized

    • May 7, 1803 Birthday - Johan Peter Cronhamm composer

    • May 7, 1812 "Birthday - Robert Browning London England, poet (The Pied Piper)"

    • May 7, 1814 "Death - Franz Volrath Buttstett composer, dies at 79"

    • May 7, 1818 "Death - Leopold Jan Antonin Kozeluh composer, dies at 70"

    • May 7, 1824 "World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. Work was conducted by Michael Umlauf, under the deaf composer's supervision."

    • May 7, 1825 "Death - Antonio Salieri Italian composer, dies in Vienna at 74"

    • May 7, 1826 "Birthday - Varina Howell Davis 1st lady (Confederacy), died in 1905"

    • May 7, 1827 Birthday - Charles T H Coster Belgian literary (Lgendes Flamandes) [or Aug 20]

    • May 7, 1827 "Birthday - Francis Engle Patterson Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862"

    • May 7, 1832 Birthday - Carl G Neumann German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)

    • May 7, 1832 Greece becomes independent republic

    • May 7, 1832 "Greece is recognised independent by the Treaty of London. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King."

    • May 7, 1832 Otto of Bavaria is chosen king of Greece

    • May 7, 1833 "Birthday - Johannes Brahms Hamburg Germany, composer, enjoys a good lullaby"

    • May 7, 1836 "Death - Norbert Burgmuller composer, dies at 26"

    • May 7, 1836 "The settlement of Mayagez, Puerto Rico is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain."

    • May 7, 1840 "Birthday - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Votkinsk Russia, composer (The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, 1812 Overture)"

    • May 7, 1840 "The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi, killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history."

    • May 7, 1840 "Tornado strikes Natchez MS, kills 317"

    • May 7, 1847 "Birthday - Archibald Primrose Earl of Rosebery (Liberal), British PM (1894-95)"

    • May 7, 1847 "In Philadelphia, the American Medical Association (AMA) is founded."

    • May 7, 1848 Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia

    • May 7, 1856 Argentine & Brazilian sign a navigation pact

    • May 7, 1861 Birthday - Rabindranath Tagore Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel '13)

    • May 7, 1861 Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN

    • May 7, 1862 "Battle of West Point VA (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)"

    • May 7, 1862 Much of Enschede Netherlands destroyed by fire

    • May 7, 1863 "Death - Amiel Weeks Whipple US Union general-major, dies of injuries at 46"

    • May 7, 1864 "Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)"

    • May 7, 1864 Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction VA (Drewry's Bluff)

    • May 7, 1866 Birthday - Cornelis J K van Aalst president (Dutch Trading Company)

    • May 7, 1866 German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassin attempt

    • May 7, 1867 "Birthday - Philippine ""Pine"" Belder [Mary de Klerk], actress (Hope of Blessing)"

    • May 7, 1867 Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans

    • May 7, 1871 "Death - Louis Papineau political reformer, dies"

    • May 7, 1873 Birthday - Clarence Dickinson composer

    • May 7, 1873 US marines attack Panama

    • May 7, 1875 "German SS Schiller sinks near Scilly Islands, 312 killed"

    • May 7, 1876 "Death - Franz count of Pocci German artist/composer (Alchemist), dies at 69"

    • May 7, 1882 Birthday - Willem Elsschot [Alfons J de Ridder] Flemish writer (Mend)

    • May 7, 1883 Birthday - Gino Roncaglia composer

    • May 7, 1883 Birthday - Martin Albertz German theologist (Church Jesus Christ)

    • May 7, 1884 "Death - Judah P Benjamin confederate minister of War, dies at 72"

    • May 7, 1885 "Birthday - George ""Gabby"" Hayes Wellesvile NY, actor (In Old Santa Fe, El Paso)"

    • May 7, 1885 "John E W Thompson, named minister to Haiti"

    • May 7, 1887 Birthday - Henri Pourrat French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes)

    • May 7, 1888 "Birthday - Selmer Jackson Lake Mills IA, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)"

    • May 7, 1888 "George Eastman patents ""Kodak box camera"""

    • May 7, 1890 "Birthday - Billy House Minnesota, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I)"

    • May 7, 1891 "Battle in Bunyoro: Captain F Lugard stops Moslem rebellion, 300 killed"

    • May 7, 1892 "Birthday - Archibald MacLeish Glencoe IL, political essayist/poet/dramatist (JB)"

    • May 7, 1892 "Birthday - Josip Broz Tito WWII partisan, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80)"

    • May 7, 1895 "In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention - the first in the world radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union this day is celebrated as Day of Radio."

    • May 7, 1897 "Birthday - Kitty McKane England, tennis (Olympics-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1920, 24)"

    • May 7, 1898 Birthday - Vera Chapman writer

    • May 7, 1900 Birthday - Bauke Tuinstra Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)

    • May 7, 1900 "Birthday - Ralph Truman London England, actor (Web of Evidence)"

    • May 7, 1900 "Death - Richard Storrs Willis composer, dies at 81"

    • May 7, 1901 "Birthday - Gary Cooper Helena MT, actor (2 Academy Awards-Sergeant York, High Noon)"

    • May 7, 1901 Birthday - L T Coggeshall medical scientist/ US Secretary of HEW (1956-58)

    • May 7, 1901 Birthday - Marcel Poot Belgian baron/composer

    • May 7, 1902 Birthday - Sal Gliatto baseball player

    • May 7, 1902 "Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000"

    • May 7, 1903 Birthday - Basil Nield judge/politician

    • May 7, 1904 "Death - Peter Hille writer, dies"

    • May 7, 1904 Flexible Flyer trademark registered

    • May 7, 1907 Birthday - Jef van Durme composer

    • May 7, 1907 Charles Collier wins first Isle of Man TT Race (38.22 mph)

    • May 7, 1908 Birthday - Ed MacDonald actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)

    • May 7, 1908 Birthday - Wouter Paap composer

    • May 7, 1909 Birthday - Edwin H Land inventor (instant photography (Polaroid))

    • May 7, 1912 Birthday - Paul H F Brenneker Netherlands/Antillian photographer/folklorist

    • May 7, 1914 "Death - Edward Mollenhauer composer, dies at 87"

    • May 7, 1914 US Congress establishes mother's day

    • May 7, 1914 Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in the White House

    • May 7, 1915 "Death - Alfred G Vanderbilt US millionaire, dies aboard Lusitania"

    • May 7, 1915 "Death - Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr US Lusitania officer, dies"

    • May 7, 1915 Death - Charles Frohman dies aboard Lusitania

    • May 7, 1915 Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost

    • May 7, 1915 Nearly 1200 people are killed when the British liner Lusitania is sunk off the Irish coast bya German torpedo

    • May 7, 1915 "The Cunard Line's passenger ship Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine on May 7, 1915
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    • May 7, 1915 "World War I: a German submarine U-20 sinks the RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turned many formerly pro-Germans in the United States of America against the German Empire."

    • May 7, 1917 Birthday - Daniel Gills Belgian writer

    • May 7, 1917 "Birthday - David Tomlinson Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)"

    • May 7, 1917 Birthday - William Geoffrey Biddle bomb disposal expert

    • May 7, 1918 Birthday - Argeliers Leon composer

    • May 7, 1919 "Birthday - Eva (Evita) [Duarte] Pern Argentina, 1st lady/actress"

    • May 7, 1920 Kiev Offensive (1920): Polish troops led by Jzef Pisudski and Edward Rydz-migy and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force captured Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.

    • May 7, 1920 Treaty of Moscow (1920): Soviet Russia recognizes independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.

    • May 7, 1920 USSR recognizes independence of Georgia

    • May 7, 1922 "Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands, 1-2"

    • May 7, 1922 "Birthday - Darren McGavin Spokane WA, actor (Night Stalker, Tribes, Turk 182)"

    • May 7, 1922 "Birthday - Gale Robbins Chicago IL, actress/singer (Hollywood House, Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex)"

    • May 7, 1923 "Birthday - Anne Baxter Michigan City IN, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel)"

    • May 7, 1923 "Birthday - Pete V Domenici (Senator-R-NM, 1973- )"

    • May 7, 1923 Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad

    • May 7, 1924 "Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana"

    • May 7, 1926 "Birthday - Val Bisoglio New York NY, actor (Lieutenant Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME)"

    • May 7, 1927 Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.

    • May 7, 1927 "Birthday - Jim Lowe Springfield MA, DJ (WNEW) ""King of Trivia"""

    • May 7, 1927 San Fransisco Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated

    • May 7, 1928 Birthday - John Ingle actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital)

    • May 7, 1928 Birthday - Marvin Mitchelson attorney

    • May 7, 1928 "Death - Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan composer, dies at 56"

    • May 7, 1928 England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21

    • May 7, 1929 "Birthday - Dick Williams baseball player, manager (including Seattle 1986-87)"

    • May 7, 1929 Birthday - Sally L Smith educator/founder (Lab School of Washington)

    • May 7, 1929 "Death - Albert Anselmi US gangster, murdered by Al Capone"

    • May 7, 1929 "Death - John Scalise US gangster, murdered by Al Capone"

    • May 7, 1929 "Death - Joseph ""Top Toad"" Giunta US gangster, murdered by Al Capone"

    • May 7, 1930 "Birthday - Aviard Gavrilovich Fastovets Russia, cosmonaut"

    • May 7, 1930 Birthday - Horst Bienek German poet

    • May 7, 1931 "Birthday - Gene [Rodman] Wolfe US, sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete)"

    • May 7, 1931 Birthday - Nel J Ginjaar-Maas Dutch under-secretary of Education (VVD)

    • May 7, 1931 "Birthday - Teresa Brewer Toledo OH, singer (Put Another Nickel In)"

    • May 7, 1932 Birthday - Hans Boskamp [Johan HG Hoelscher] actor/producer (Oh My Papa)

    • May 7, 1932 Birthday - Pete Domeneci (Senator-R-NM)

    • May 7, 1932 "Death - Albert Thomas French social minister of Weapon production, dies"

    • May 7, 1933 "Birthday - Johnny Unitas NFL QB (Baltimore Colts, San Diego); one of the greats"

    • May 7, 1934 "Birthday - Ben Smith Atlanta GA, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th)"

    • May 7, 1934 Birthday - Donald Russell Holler composer

    • May 7, 1934 Birthday - Heinz Marti composer

    • May 7, 1934 Birthday - Willard Scott weatherman (Today)

    • May 7, 1934 "Death - Edward Naylor composer, dies at 67"

    • May 7, 1934 Netherlands Princess Juliana opens Juliana Canal

    • May 7, 1934 Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autonomous Region

    • May 7, 1934 "World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines"

    • May 7, 1936 Birthday - Cornelius Cardew composer

    • May 7, 1938 "Birthday - Johnny Caldwell Ireland, flyweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-1956)"

    • May 7, 1938 "Birthday - Kevin O'Connor Honolulu HI, actor (Bogie, Special Effects)"

    • May 7, 1938 "Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of Nazi-Germany ""undesired strangers"""

    • May 7, 1939 Birthday - Jimmy Ruffin soloist (What Becomes of the Broken Hearted)

    • May 7, 1939 "Birthday - Johnny Maestro New York NY, rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)"

    • May 7, 1939 "Birthday - Marco St John New Orleans LA, actor (Rayford-Ball Four)"

    • May 7, 1939 "Birthday - Rudolphus FM ""Ruud"" Lubbers director Dutch/CDA-premier (1982-94)"

    • May 7, 1939 Birthday - Volker Braun writer

    • May 7, 1939 Germany & Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

    • May 7, 1940 Birthday - Armando Krieger composer

    • May 7, 1940 Birthday - John Irvin actor (Moment in Time)

    • May 7, 1940 "The Lodz ghetto is sealed. 165,000 people in 1.6 square miles."

    • May 7, 1941 Birthday - Grahame Bilby cricketer (two Tests New Zealand vs England 1966)

    • May 7, 1941 Cornerstone of Bank of America building at 300 Montgomery laid

    • May 7, 1941 "Death - David Wijnkoop revolutionary socialist, dies"

    • May 7, 1942 Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion

    • May 7, 1942 "Death - Felix Paul von Weingartner Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79"

    • May 7, 1942 Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed

    • May 7, 1943 Birthday - Christopher Taylor White rocker

    • May 7, 1943 Birthday - Peter Horak jetboat jumper

    • May 7, 1943 Birthday - Rick West [Richard Westwood] rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes)

    • May 7, 1943 British 11th Huzaren occupies Tunis Tunisia

    • May 7, 1943 Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps

    • May 7, 1943 "Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched"

    • May 7, 1943 Navy representatives witnessed landing trials of the XR-4 helicopter aboard the merchant tanker Bunker

    • May 7, 1943 US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert Tunisia

    • May 7, 1943 US first Armour division occupies Ferryville Tunisia

    • May 7, 1944 Birthday - Alison Margaret Bauld composer

    • May 7, 1944 "Birthday - John Heard actor (Pelican Brief, CHUD, Radio Flyer, Big)"

    • May 7, 1944 Birthday - Sivi Aberg actress (Batman TV show)

    • May 7, 1944 German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia

    • May 7, 1944 HMCS Valleyfield torpedoed

    • May 7, 1945 "Birthday - Robin Strasser New York NY, actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World)"

    • May 7, 1945 Birthday - Wim A Mateman Dutch MP (CDA)

    • May 7, 1945 Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League

    • May 7, 1945 Formal undertaking of complete German surrender

    • May 7, 1945 German General Keitel repeats surrender signing in Berlin for the benefit of the Russians; WWII ends in Europe

    • May 7, 1945 "Germany signs an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reheime, France (to take effect the next day), ending the European theatre of WWII"

    • May 7, 1945 Nazi Generals Jodl & Von Friedenburg surrender

    • May 7, 1945 "SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22"

    • May 7, 1946 "Birthday - Bill Danoff Springfield MA, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band)"

    • May 7, 1946 Birthday - Richard L Brodsky US lawyer/NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983- )

    • May 7, 1946 "Death - Anton A Mussert engineer/NSB leader, executed"

    • May 7, 1946 "Death - Joe Humphries cricket wicket keeper (3 Tests for England 1907-08), dies"

    • May 7, 1946 William H Hastie inaugurated as first black governor of Virgin Islands

    • May 7, 1947 """Kraft Television Theater"" premieres on NBC"

    • May 7, 1947 General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

    • May 7, 1947 "Kraft Television Theater debuts, running for the next 11 years."

    • May 7, 1947 Paraguayian Government unleashes contra revolt

    • May 7, 1948 "Birthday - Peter Wingfield Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)"

    • May 7, 1948 Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentenced to death

    • May 7, 1949 "Birthday - Marilyn Cole Portsmouth England, playmate of the year (January 1972)"

    • May 7, 1949 Birthday - Stuart Marshall director (Desire)

    • May 7, 1950 "Birthday - Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink] New York NY, rock vocalist (At 17, Society's Child)"

    • May 7, 1950 Birthday - Prairie Prince rocker (Tubes)

    • May 7, 1951 Birthday - David Whitton campaigner

    • May 7, 1951 "Birthday - Robert Hegyes Metuchen NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)"

    • May 7, 1951 Death - Warner Baxter dies at 62

    • May 7, 1952 "Birthday - Amy Heckerling Bronx NY, director (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless)"

    • May 7, 1952 "Birthday - Derek Taylor rocker (Let it Be, Beatles Anthology)"

    • May 7, 1952 "The concept for the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer."

    • May 7, 1953 """Can Can"" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances"

    • May 7, 1953 "Death - Ormerod Pearse cricketer (55 runs & 3 wickets in 3 Tests for S Af), dies"

    • May 7, 1953 "Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by L E Marron, in Chile"

    • May 7, 1954 French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu

    • May 7, 1954 Indochina War: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat (the battle began on March 13).

    • May 7, 1954 "US, Great-Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO"

    • May 7, 1955 "Birthday - Peter Reckell Elkhart IN, actor (Days of our Lifes)"

    • May 7, 1955 USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great-Britain

    • May 7, 1955 West Europe Union established

    • May 7, 1956 "Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300"

    • May 7, 1957 "Birthday - [Christopher St John] ""Sinjin"" Smith Los Angeles CA, volleyballer (Olympics-96)"

    • May 7, 1957 Birthday - Shauna McDonald Brown TV producer

    • May 7, 1958 "Death - Nyogen Senzaki 1st Zen teacher to reside in USA, dies at 81"

    • May 7, 1958 "Major Howard Johnson, USAF, sets aircraft altitude record in F-104 (Lockheed Starfighter), 27,810 meters"

    • May 7, 1959 "Birthday - Michael E Knight Princeton NJ, actor (Date with Angel, All My Children)"

    • May 7, 1959 "Birthday - Robin L Freeman St Charles MO, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd)"

    • May 7, 1959 "Birthday - Tamara E Jernigan Chattanooga, PhD/astronaut (STS 40, 52, 67, 80)"

    • May 7, 1960 """Christine"" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances"

    • May 7, 1960 """Flower Drum Song"" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances"

    • May 7, 1960 Birthday - Arnon Ohad co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam

    • May 7, 1960 Cold War: U-2 Crisis - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.

    • May 7, 1960 Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of USSR

    • May 7, 1960 Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12«-8« for world chess championship

    • May 7, 1960 USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy

    • May 7, 1961 "Birthday - Linda Somers Bitburg Germany, US marathoner (Olympics-31st-96)"

    • May 7, 1962 "Birthday - Robbie Knievel daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special)"

    • May 7, 1962 Death - Jimmy Conlin dies at 77

    • May 7, 1963 Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champion

    • May 7, 1963 "SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km))"

    • May 7, 1964 "Birthday - Leslie O'Neal NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers, St Louis Rams)"

    • May 7, 1964 Birthday - Mustapha Zerqti Moroccan/Netherlands writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)

    • May 7, 1964 "Birthday - Ronnie Harmon NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers)"

    • May 7, 1964 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Searchers - Don't Throw Your Love Away

    • May 7, 1964 "Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger."

    • May 7, 1965 Birthday - Reuben Davis NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)

    • May 7, 1966 Birthday - Anderson Cummins cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados & West Indies quickie)

    • May 7, 1966 "Mamas & Papas ""Monday Monday"" hits #1"

    • May 7, 1967 Death - Judith Evelyn dies of cancer at 54

    • May 7, 1968 Birthday - Joe King NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)

    • May 7, 1968 "Birthday - Traci Lords [Nora Louise Kuzma], Steubenville OH, porn actress (Cry Baby)"

    • May 7, 1968 "Death - Lurleen Burns wife of George Wallace/Governor of Alabama, dies at 41"

    • May 7, 1969 "Birthday - Katerina Maleeva Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)"

    • May 7, 1969 Birthday - Melanie Valerio 400 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96)

    • May 7, 1969 "Lieutenant General Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, becomes deputy director of CIA"

    • May 7, 1970 """Long & Winding Road"" becomes Beatles' last American release"

    • May 7, 1970 Birthday - Edwin Zoetebier Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)

    • May 7, 1970 "Birthday - Mark Smith Pasadena CA, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)"

    • May 7, 1970 "Birthday - Sebastien Britten Brossard Qubec Canada, figure skater (1995 Canadian Champion)"

    • May 7, 1970 "Death - Carlos Estrada composer, dies at 60"

    • May 7, 1971 "Birthday - Cameron McFadzean Melbourne Victoria Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)"

    • May 7, 1971 "Birthday - Dave Karpa Regina, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)"

    • May 7, 1971 Birthday - Jos Munoz WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)

    • May 7, 1971 "Birthday - Rondell Jones NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)"

    • May 7, 1971 "Death - Willem Banning Dutch theologist/sociologist (Karl Marx), dies at 83"

    • May 7, 1972 Birthday - Chris Hayes safety (New York Jets)

    • May 7, 1972 Birthday - John Holecek NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)

    • May 7, 1972 Birthday - Vince Stewart WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)

    • May 7, 1973 Birthday - Dameian Jeffries NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)

    • May 7, 1973 Birthday - Kristian Lundin record producer

    • May 7, 1974 Birthday - Scott Whittaker center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)

    • May 7, 1974 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.

    • May 7, 1975 "Birthday - Jason Tunks London Ontario, discus thrower (Olympics-96)"

    • May 7, 1975 "President Ford declares an end to ""Vietnam Era"""

    • May 7, 1976 "Birthday - Nicholas Butcher Los Angeles CA, field hockey midfielder/forward (Olympics-96)"

    • May 7, 1977 Birthday - Marko Milic NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)

    • May 7, 1977 "Death - Irwin Fischer composer, dies at 73"

    • May 7, 1977 Number one hit on UK music charts - Deniece Williams - Free

    • May 7, 1980 "Josip Tito, Yugoslav President, buried"

    • May 7, 1980 "Samm-Art Williams' ""Home"" premieres in NYC"

    • May 7, 1981 "Death - Mieczyslaw Kolinski composer, dies at 79"

    • May 7, 1982 Death - Alfred Adam dies at 72

    • May 7, 1983 "August Hoffman performs record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups"

    • May 7, 1983 "Death - Peter Edel writer, dies"

    • May 7, 1984 $180 million out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit

    • May 7, 1984 "In Southern Italy a 5.8 earthquake killed three people and at least 100 injured, and extensive damage in the Abruzzo area"

    • May 7, 1985 "Death - Dawn Addams actress (Alan Young Show, Star Maidens), dies at 54"

    • May 7, 1986 "Death - Gaston Deferre French politician, dies at 75"

    • May 7, 1986 "In the Andreanof Islands, Alaska a 8.0 multiple event quake Damage (VI) on Adak and Atka.Tsunami generated with observed wave heights 91 to 122 cm at Kapaa, Kauai and 61 to 91 cm at Hanalei, Kauai and along the coast of Washington"

    • May 7, 1986 "Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires"

    • May 7, 1987 Birthday - Katie Danza daughter of Tony & Tracy Danza

    • May 7, 1987 Death - Colin Blakely dies at 56

    • May 7, 1987 Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on Cheers

    • May 7, 1988 Death - Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead] dies of natural causes at 42

    • May 7, 1989 "Death - Guy Williams actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies in Argentina at 65"

    • May 7, 1989 "Mark Merrony (Wales) cycles for 30 minutes in Nepal at 21,030 feet"

    • May 7, 1989 "On the Burma-China Border Region a 5.6 quake killed at least 1 person, 91 injured and 5,300 houses destroyed in the Gengma area, China"

    • May 7, 1989 Panamanian voters reject dictator Manuel Noriega's bid for presidency

    • May 7, 1990 "Death - Jessica James actress (Spring Break), dies of breast cancer at 60"

    • May 7, 1991 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs

    • May 7, 1992 5 NYC cops arrested in Hauppauge Long Island for selling cocaine

    • May 7, 1992 Claude Morin admits to Radio Canada that he was a paid RCMP informant from 1974 to 1977

    • May 7, 1992 Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes

    • May 7, 1992 Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise.

    • May 7, 1992 Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its maiden voyage (STS-49).

    • May 7, 1992 "Three employees at a McDonald's Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first fast-food murder in Canada."

    • May 7, 1992 US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)

    • May 7, 1993 "Death - Mary Philbin actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89"

    • May 7, 1993 South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections

    • May 7, 1994 "Death - Clement Greenberg US art critic (Art & Culture), dies at 85"

    • May 7, 1994 "Death - Margaret Skeete oldest American, dies at 115"

    • May 7, 1994 "Edvard Munchs painting ""The Scream"" recovered 3 months after stolen"

    • May 7, 1994 Gary Hart's girlfriend Donna Rice (36) weds Jack Hughes (42)

    • May 7, 1994 Matlock actor Daniel Roebuck (30) weds Kelly Durst (24)

    • May 7, 1995 "Death - Ernest H Martin impressario, dies at 75"

    • May 7, 1995 "Death - Lawrence Josset engraver, dies at 84"

    • May 7, 1995 "Death - Maria Luisa Bemberg fil maker, dies at 73"

    • May 7, 1995 "Death - Ray McKinley drummer, dies at 84"

    • May 7, 1995 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election

    • May 7, 1996 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

    • May 7, 1996 "Death - Albert Meltzer anarchist, dies at 76"

    • May 7, 1996 "Death - Henry Diamond Irish Nationalist MP, dies at 87"

    • May 7, 1996 "Death - Howard Frank Trayton Smith diplomat/head of MI5, dies at 76"

    • May 7, 1997 Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants

    • May 7, 1997 "Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8)"

    • May 7, 1998 Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for US$40 billion and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

    • May 7, 1999 "A jury finds The Jenny Jones Show and Warner Bros. liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure, after the show purposely deceived Jonathan Schmitz to appear on a secret same-sex crush episode. Schmitz later killed Amedure and the jury awarded Amedure's family US$25 million."

    • May 7, 1999 "In Guinea-Bissau, President Joo Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup."

    • May 7, 1999 "Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade."

    • May 7, 1999 Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope that had visited a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

    • May 7, 2001 "Bradley Dillion Blahay was born May 7, 2001 at 5:29 PM 4.4 lbs. at MetroHealth - Cleveland, Ohio"

    • May 7, 2005 "Former Lebanese Prime Minister, General Michel Aoun returns to Lebanon after 15 years in exile."

    • May 7, 2006 Rolling Stone magazine publishes its 1000th issue.

    • May 7, 2007 The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.

    • May 7, 2007 Windows Live Hotmail was launched and replaced MSN Hotmail.







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