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What Happened on May 7th This Day in History

Year Name
2004 American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
2002 An EgyptAir Boeing 737-500 crashes on approach to Tunis–Carthage International Airport, killing 14 people.
2002 A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
2000 Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.
1999 Pope John Paul II travels to Romania, becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
1999 Kosovo War: Three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft inadvertently bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Serbia.
1999 In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
1998 Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for US$40 billion and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
1994 Edvard Munch's painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after being stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.
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.
1992 Space Shuttle program: The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, STS-49.
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.
1991 A fire and explosion occurs at a fireworks factory at Sungai Buloh, Malaysia, killing 26.
1986 Canadian Patrick Morrow becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.
1960 Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
1954 Indochina War: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat and a Viet Minh victory (the battle began on March 13).
1952 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer.
1948 The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
1946 Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded.
1945 World War II: Last German U-boat attack of the war, two freighters are sunk off the Firth of Forth, Scotland.
1945 World 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.
1942 World War II: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Imperial Japanese Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō; the battle marks the first time in naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
1940 World War II: The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.
1937 Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco's forces.
1931 The stand-off between criminal Francis Crowley and 300 members of the New York Police Department takes place in his fifth-floor apartment on West 91st Street, New York City.
1930 The 7.1 Mw  Salmas earthquake shakes northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Up to three-thousand people were killed.
1920 Kyiv Offensive: Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski and Edward Rydz-Śmigły and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kyiv only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.
1920 Treaty of Moscow: Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.
1915 World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people, including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many former pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.
1915 The Republic of China accedes to 13 of the 21 Demands, extending the Empire of Japan's control over Manchuria and the Chinese economy.
1895 In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector—a primitive radio receiver. In some parts of the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
1864 American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.
1864 The world's oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide is launched by William Pile, Hay and Co. in Sunderland, England, for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia.
1846 The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1840 The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.
1832 Greece's independence is recognized by the Treaty of London.
1824 World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision.
1798 French Revolutionary Wars: A French force attempting to dislodge a small British garrison on the Îles Saint-Marcouf is repulsed with heavy losses.
1794 French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
1763 Pontiac's War begins with Pontiac's attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the British.
1718 The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.
1697 Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced in the 18th century by the current Royal Palace.
1685 Battle of Vrtijeljka between rebels and Ottoman forces.
1664 Inaugural celebrations begin at Louis XIV of France's new Palace of Versailles.
1625 State funeral of James VI and I (1566-1625) is held at Westminster Abbey.
1544 The Burning of Edinburgh by an English army is the first action of the Rough Wooing.
1487 The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
1274 In France, the Second Council of Lyon opens; it ratified a decree to regulate the election of the Pope.
558 In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses, twenty years after its construction.
351 The Jewish revolt against Constantius Gallus breaks out after his arrival at Antioch.
Famous People Born on May 7

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Year Name
1987 Asami Konno, Japanese singer
1833 Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (d. 1897)
1965 Huang Zhihong, Chinese shot putter
1958 Mikhail Biryukov, Russian footballer and manager
1983 Phionah Atuhebwe, Ugandan vaccinologist and immunization expert
1936 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (d. 2014)
160 Julia Maesa, Roman noblewoman (d. 224)
1913 Simon Ramo, American physicist and engineer (d. 2016)
1971 Dave Karpa, Canadian ice hockey player
1901 Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)
Famous People Deaths On May 7

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Date Name
1987 Colin Blakely, Northern Irish actor (b. 1930)
1840 Caspar David Friedrich, German painter and educator (b. 1774)
1682 Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
1941 James George Frazer, Scottish-English anthropologist and academic (b. 1854)
833 Ibn Hisham, Egyptian Muslim historian
1523 Franz von Sickingen, German knight (b. 1481)
1825 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (b. 1750)
1943 Fethi Okyar, Turkish colonel and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1880)
1092 Remigius de Fécamp, English monk and bishop
1800 Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (b. 1728)