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May 7th, 2007 (May 07 2007)EventThe tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.
May 7th, 2007 (May 07 2007)DeathDiego Corrales, American boxer (born in 1977)
May 7th, 2007 (May 07 2007)DeathOctavian Paler, Romanian writer and journalist (born in 1926)
May 7th, 2007 (May 07 2007)DeathYahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader (born in 1935)
May 7th, 2006 (May 07 2006)DeathRichard Carleton, Australian news reporter (b.1943)
May 7th, 2006 (May 07 2006)DeathJoan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (born in 1918)
May 7th, 2006 (May 07 2006)DeathMachiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (born in 1943)
May 7th, 2005 (May 07 2005)DeathTristan Egolf, American writer (born in 1971)
May 7th, 2005 (May 07 2005)DeathPeter W. Rodino, American politician (born in 1909)
May 7th, 2005 (May 07 2005)DeathOtilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (born in 1980)
May 7th, 2004 (May 07 2004)DeathWaldemar Milewicz, Polish reporter (born in 1956)
May 7th, 2002 (May 07 2002)EventA China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
May 7th, 2002 (May 07 2002)DeathSeattle Slew, American racehorse (born in 1974)
May 7th, 2002 (May 07 2002)DeathKevyn Aucoin, Makeup Artist and Photographer (born in 1962)
May 7th, 2000 (May 07 2000)DeathDouglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (born in 1909)
May 7th, 1999 (May 07 1999)EventPope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
May 7th, 1999 (May 07 1999)EventA 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 $25 million USD.
May 7th, 1999 (May 07 1999)EventKosovo 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 7th, 1999 (May 07 1999)EventIn Guinea-Bissau, President Joao Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
May 7th, 1998 (May 07 1998)EventMercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
May 7th, 1998 (May 07 1998)DeathAllan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1924)
May 7th, 1998 (May 07 1998)DeathEddie Rabbitt, American musician (born in 1941)
May 7th, 1995 (May 07 1995)DeathRay McKinley, American jazz drummer, singer and bandleader (born in 1910)
May 7th, 1992 (May 07 1992)EventMichigan 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 7th, 1992 (May 07 1992)EventSpace Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its maiden voyage (STS-49).
May 7th, 1992 (May 07 1992)EventThree 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 7th, 1989 (May 07 1989)DeathGuy Williams, American actor (born in 1924)
May 7th, 1988 (May 07 1988)BirthNatalie Mejia, member of the American R&B/Pop group Girlicious
May 7th, 1987 (May 07 1987)BirthMichael Maidens, English footballer (died in 2007)
May 7th, 1987 (May 07 1987)DeathColin Blakely, British actor (born in 1930)
May 7th, 1986 (May 07 1986)BirthMark Furze, Australian actor
May 7th, 1986 (May 07 1986)BirthMatt Helders, English musician, drummer for Arctic Monkeys
May 7th, 1986 (May 07 1986)DeathJeffrey Mylett, American actor (born in 1949
May 7th, 1985 (May 07 1985)BirthDrew Neitzel, American college basketball player
May 7th, 1984 (May 07 1984)BirthAlex Smith, American football player
May 7th, 1984 (May 07 1984)BirthDrew Stanton, American football player
May 7th, 1984 (May 07 1984)BirthJames Loney, American baseball player
May 7th, 1982 (May 07 1982)BirthAkos Buzsaky, Hungarian Football player
May 7th, 1980 (May 07 1980)BirthJohan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
May 7th, 1980 (May 07 1980)BirthKate Lawler, English reality television personality and disc jockey
May 7th, 1979 (May 07 1979)BirthKatie Douglas, American basketball player
May 7th, 1978 (May 07 1978)BirthBrian Clevinger, American author
May 7th, 1978 (May 07 1978)BirthStian Arnesen (Nagash/Lex Icon), Norwegian Black Metal musician
May 7th, 1978 (May 07 1978)BirthShawn Marion, American basketball player
May 7th, 1977 (May 07 1977)BirthLisa Kelly, Irish singer
May 7th, 1977 (May 07 1977)BirthPatrick Johnson, American broadcaster
May 7th, 1975 (May 07 1975)BirthJason Tunks, Canadian track & field athlete
May 7th, 1975 (May 07 1975)BirthNicole Sheridan, American porn star
May 7th, 1975 (May 07 1975)BirthZee, American hip hop artist
May 7th, 1974 (May 07 1974)EventWest German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.Willy Brandt Quotes
May 7th, 1974 (May 07 1974)BirthBreckin Meyer, American actor
May 7th, 1974 (May 07 1974)BirthIan Pearce, English footballer
May 7th, 1973 (May 07 1973)BirthKristian Lundin, Swedish songwriter
May 7th, 1973 (May 07 1973)BirthPaolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
May 7th, 1972 (May 07 1972)BirthFelix Da Housecat, a House music DJ and record producer
May 7th, 1972 (May 07 1972)BirthFrank Trigg, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Martial Quotes
May 7th, 1971 (May 07 1971)BirthHorgh, (Reidar Horghagen) Norwegian drummer (Immortal/Hypocrisy)
May 7th, 1969 (May 07 1969)BirthEagle Eye Cherry, Swedish musician
May 7th, 1969 (May 07 1969)BirthRick Porras, American co-producer
May 7th, 1968 (May 07 1968)BirthTraci Lords, American actress
May 7th, 1967 (May 07 1967)BirthJoe Rice, legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado
May 7th, 1967 (May 07 1967)DeathLorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (born in 1935)
May 7th, 1965 (May 07 1965)BirthOwen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (died in 1999)Owen Hart Quotes
May 7th, 1965 (May 07 1965)BirthNorman Whiteside, Northern Irish Footballer
May 7th, 1964 (May 07 1964)EventPacific 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 7th, 1964 (May 07 1964)BirthDoug Benson, American comedian
May 7th, 1963 (May 07 1963)BirthJohnny Lee Middleton, American musician (Savatage & Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
May 7th, 1961 (May 07 1961)BirthPhil Campbell, British musician (Motorhead)
May 7th, 1960 (May 07 1960)EventCold War: U-2 Crisis of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
May 7th, 1960 (May 07 1960)BirthAdam Bernstein, American music video/television director
May 7th, 1960 (May 07 1960)BirthAlmudena Grandes, Spanish novelist
May 7th, 1959 (May 07 1959)BirthBarbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress (died in 1985)
May 7th, 1959 (May 07 1959)BirthMichael E. Knight, American actor
May 7th, 1957 (May 07 1957)BirthRay Fernandez, wrestler (died in 2004)
May 7th, 1956 (May 07 1956)BirthJan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
May 7th, 1956 (May 07 1956)BirthAnne Dudley, British composer
May 7th, 1956 (May 07 1956)BirthJean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host
May 7th, 1955 (May 07 1955)BirthBen Poquette, American basketball player
May 7th, 1955 (May 07 1955)BirthPeter Reckell, American actor
May 7th, 1955 (May 07 1955)BirthKevin Reed, American theologian
May 7th, 1954 (May 07 1954)EventIndochina War: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat (the battle began on March 13).
May 7th, 1954 (May 07 1954)BirthPhilippe Geluck, Belgian cartoonist
May 7th, 1954 (May 07 1954)BirthAmy Heckerling, American director
May 7th, 1953 (May 07 1953)BirthPat McInally, former National Football League player
May 7th, 1953 (May 07 1953)BirthIan McKay, British soldier (VC recipient) (died in 1982)
May 7th, 1952 (May 07 1952)EventThe concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
May 7th, 1951 (May 07 1951)BirthRobert Hegyes, American actor
May 7th, 1951 (May 07 1951)DeathWarner Baxter, American actor (born in 1889)
May 7th, 1950 (May 07 1950)BirthRandall Tex Cobb, American boxer and actor
May 7th, 1950 (May 07 1950)BirthTim Russert, American television host (died in 2008)
May 7th, 1948 (May 07 1948)EventThe Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
May 7th, 1946 (May 07 1946)EventTokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
May 7th, 1946 (May 07 1946)BirthThelma Houston, American singer
May 7th, 1946 (May 07 1946)BirthBill Kreutzmann, American drummer (Grateful Dead)
May 7th, 1946 (May 07 1946)BirthBrian Turner, English celebrity chef
May 7th, 1945 (May 07 1945)EventWorld War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany s participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.Alfred Jodl Quotes
May 7th, 1945 (May 07 1945)BirthChristy Moore, Irish folk artist
May 7th, 1945 (May 07 1945)BirthRobin Strasser, American TV soap opera actress
May 7th, 1944 (May 07 1944)BirthEva Norvind, Mexican actress (died in 2006)
May 7th, 1944 (May 07 1944)BirthRichard O Sullivan, British actor
May 7th, 1943 (May 07 1943)BirthTerry Allen, American country music singer
May 7th, 1943 (May 07 1943)BirthHarvey Andrews, English singer and songwriter
May 7th, 1942 (May 07 1942)DeathFelix Weingartner, Yugoslavian conductor (born in 1863)
May 7th, 1941 (May 07 1941)BirthCatherine P. Saxton, British-born American public relations executive
May 7th, 1941 (May 07 1941)DeathSir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (born in 1854)James Frazer Quotes
May 7th, 1940 (May 07 1940)BirthAngela Carter, English novelist and journalist (died in 1992)Angela Carter Quotes
May 7th, 1940 (May 07 1940)BirthJim Connors, Legendary Radio personality (died in 1987)
May 7th, 1940 (May 07 1940)DeathGeorge Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (born in 1859)George Ade Quotes
May 7th, 1939 (May 07 1939)BirthSidney Altman, Canadian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate
May 7th, 1939 (May 07 1939)BirthRuud Lubbers, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
May 7th, 1939 (May 07 1939)BirthJohnny Maestro, American pop singer
May 7th, 1939 (May 07 1939)BirthJimmy Ruffin, American singer
May 7th, 1939 (May 07 1939)BirthRuggero Deodato, Italian film director, actor and screen writer
May 7th, 1937 (May 07 1937)EventSpanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco s forces.
May 7th, 1937 (May 07 1937)BirthClaude Raymond, Quebec baseball player
May 7th, 1935 (May 07 1935)BirthIsobel Warren, Canadian author
May 7th, 1933 (May 07 1933)BirthJohnny Unitas, American football player (died in 2002)
May 7th, 1933 (May 07 1933)BirthNexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer
May 7th, 1932 (May 07 1932)BirthPete Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico
May 7th, 1931 (May 07 1931)BirthTeresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (died in 2007)
May 7th, 1930 (May 07 1930)BirthTotie Fields, American comedienne (died in 1978)
May 7th, 1929 (May 07 1929)BirthBabe Parilli, American football player
May 7th, 1929 (May 07 1929)BirthDick Williams, American baseball player, manager and coach
May 7th, 1927 (May 07 1927)EventAngelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
May 7th, 1927 (May 07 1927)BirthRuth Prawer Jhabvala, German screenwriter
May 7th, 1927 (May 07 1927)BirthJim Lowe, American singer
May 7th, 1925 (May 07 1925)DeathWilliam Hesketh Lever, First Viscount Leverhulme (born in 1851)
May 7th, 1924 (May 07 1924)BirthAlbert Band, American film director (died in 2002)
May 7th, 1923 (May 07 1923)BirthAnne Baxter, American actress (died in 1985)
May 7th, 1922 (May 07 1922)BirthLew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (died in 2006)
May 7th, 1922 (May 07 1922)BirthDarren McGavin, American actor (died in 2006)
May 7th, 1922 (May 07 1922)BirthJoe O Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (died in 2007)
May 7th, 1922 (May 07 1922)DeathMax Wagenknecht, German composer (born in 1857)
May 7th, 1920 (May 07 1920)EventKiev Offensive (1920): Polish troops led by Jozef Pilsudski and Edward Rydz-Smigly and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.
May 7th, 1920 (May 07 1920)EventTreaty of Moscow (1920): Soviet Russia recognizes independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.
May 7th, 1919 (May 07 1919)BirthEva Peron, Argentine first lady (died in 1952)
May 7th, 1917 (May 07 1917)BirthDavid Tomlinson, English film actor (died in 2000)
May 7th, 1916 (May 07 1916)BirthHuw Wheldon, British broadcaster (died in 1986)
May 7th, 1915 (May 07 1915)EventWorld War I: German submarine U-20 sinks the RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many formerly pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.
May 7th, 1914 (May 07 1914)BirthSir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (died in 1996)
May 7th, 1911 (May 07 1911)BirthIshiro Honda, Japanese film director (died in 1993)
May 7th, 1909 (May 07 1909)BirthEdwin H. Land, American inventor (died in 1991)
May 7th, 1901 (May 07 1901)BirthGary Cooper, American actor (died in 1961)
May 7th, 1896 (May 07 1896)BirthPavel Sergeevich Alexandrov, Russian mathematician (died in 1982)
May 7th, 1896 (May 07 1896)DeathH. H. Holmes, American serial killer (born in 1861)
May 7th, 1895 (May 07 1895)EventIn Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his inventionthe world s first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
May 7th, 1893 (May 07 1893)BirthFrank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (died in 1985)
May 7th, 1892 (May 07 1892)BirthArchibald MacLeish, American Librarian of Congress (died in 1982)Archibald MacLeish Quotes
May 7th, 1892 (May 07 1892)BirthJosip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia (died in 1980)Josip Broz Tito Quotes
May 7th, 1891 (May 07 1891)BirthHarry McShane, Scottish socialist (died in 1988)
May 7th, 1887 (May 07 1887)DeathC. F. W. Walther, American Lutheran theologian (born in 1811)
May 7th, 1885 (May 07 1885)BirthGeorge Gabby Hayes, American actor (died in 1969)
May 7th, 1882 (May 07 1882)BirthWillem Elsschot, Flemish writer (died in 1960)
May 7th, 1876 (May 07 1876)DeathWilliam Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (born in 1795)
May 7th, 1868 (May 07 1868)DeathHenry Peter Brougham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (born in 1778)Henry Brougham Quotes
May 7th, 1867 (May 07 1867)BirthWladyslaw Reymont, Polish writer, Nobel laureate (died in 1925)
May 7th, 1864 (May 07 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
May 7th, 1861 (May 07 1861)BirthRabindranath Tagore, Indian writer, Nobel laureate (died in 1941)Rabindranath Tagore Quotes
May 7th, 1857 (May 07 1857)BirthWilliam A. MacCorkle, American politician (died in 1930)
May 7th, 1847 (May 07 1847)EventThe American Medical Association (AMA) is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
May 7th, 1847 (May 07 1847)BirthArchibald Primrose, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1929)
May 7th, 1840 (May 07 1840)EventThe Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.
May 7th, 1840 (May 07 1840)BirthPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (died in 1893)Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Quotes
May 7th, 1840 (May 07 1840)DeathCaspar David Friedrich, German painter (born in 1774)
May 7th, 1836 (May 07 1836)EventThe settlement of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.
May 7th, 1833 (May 07 1833)BirthJohannes Brahms, German composer (died in 1897)
May 7th, 1832 (May 07 1832)EventThe independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King.
May 7th, 1825 (May 07 1825)DeathAntonio Salieri, Italian composer (born in 1750)
May 7th, 1824 (May 07 1824)EventWorld premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven s Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the deaf composer s supervision.Ludwig van Beethoven Quotes
May 7th, 1812 (May 07 1812)BirthRobert Browning, English poet (died in 1889)Robert Browning Quotes
May 7th, 1805 (May 07 1805)DeathWilliam Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1737)William King Quotes
May 7th, 1800 (May 07 1800)DeathNiccola Piccinni, Italian composer (born in 1728)
May 7th, 1793 (May 07 1793)DeathPietro Nardini, Italian composer (born in 1722)
May 7th, 1787 (May 07 1787)BirthJacques Viger, French Canadian politician, first mayor of Montreal (died in 1858)
May 7th, 1774 (May 07 1774)BirthWilliam Bainbridge, American Commodore (died in 1833)
May 7th, 1767 (May 07 1767)BirthPrincess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany (died in 1820)
May 7th, 1763 (May 07 1763)EventIndian Wars: Pontiac s Rebellion beginsChief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.
May 7th, 1763 (May 07 1763)BirthJozef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish prince (died in 1813)
May 7th, 1748 (May 07 1748)BirthOlympe de Gouges, playwright and feminist revolutionary (died in 1793)
May 7th, 1740 (May 07 1740)BirthNikolai Arkharov, Russian general (died in 1814)
May 7th, 1724 (May 07 1724)BirthDagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general (died in 1797)
May 7th, 1718 (May 07 1718)DeathMary of Modena, wife of James II of England (born in 1658)
May 7th, 1700 (May 07 1700)BirthGerard van Swieten, Dutch-born physician (died in 1772)
May 7th, 1697 (May 07 1697)EventStockholm s royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire (in the 18th century, it is replaced by the current Royal Palace).
May 7th, 1682 (May 07 1682)DeathTsar Feodor III of Russia (born in 1661)
May 7th, 1667 (May 07 1667)DeathJohann Jakob Froberger, German composer (born in 1616)
May 7th, 1664 (May 07 1664)EventLouis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV of France Quotes
May 7th, 1643 (May 07 1643)BirthStephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (died in 1700)
May 7th, 1617 (May 07 1617)DeathDavid Fabricius, German astronomer (born in 1564)
May 7th, 1615 (May 07 1615)DeathSanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (born in 1567)
May 7th, 1539 (May 07 1539)DeathGuru Nanak Dev, Founder of Sikhism (born in 1469)
May 7th, 1539 (May 07 1539)DeathOttaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (born in 1466)
May 7th, 1530 (May 07 1530)BirthLouis I de Bourbon, Prince de Conde, French Huguenot general (died in 1569)
May 7th, 1523 (May 07 1523)DeathFranz von Sickingen, German soldier (born in 1481)
May 7th, 1429 (May 07 1429)EventJoan of Arc ends the Siege of Orleans, 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. Joan of Arc Quotes
May 7th, 1427 (May 07 1427)DeathThomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr, English churchman
May 7th, 1328 (May 07 1328)BirthLouis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria (died in 1365)
May 7th, 1274 (May 07 1274)EventIn France, the Second Council of Lyons opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
May 7th, 1092 (May 07 1092)DeathRemigius de Fecamp, first bishop of Lincoln (born in unknown)
May 7th, 0973 (May 07 0973)DeathOtto I, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 912)
May 7th, 0558 (May 07 0558)EventIn Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.

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