May 7th Events

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May 7th, 2007 (May 07 2007)EventThe tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.
May 7th, 2002 (May 07 2002)EventA China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
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, 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, 1974 (May 07 1974)EventWest German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.Willy Brandt Quotes
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1927 (May 07 1927)EventAngelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1847 (May 07 1847)EventThe American Medical Association (AMA) is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1664 (May 07 1664)EventLouis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV of France Quotes
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, 1274 (May 07 1274)EventIn France, the Second Council of Lyons opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
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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