May 7 Events in History - May 7 Birthdays - May 7 Deaths



2014 Russian president Vladimir Putin bans cursing in creative works and media outlets, with fines on individuals and companies for using bad language; the stated purpose of the law is to protect Russian language and culture
2014 The London police force begins a pilot program using body cameras to record behavior and document evidence during responses to incidents
2013 The Reserve Bank of Australia reduces its benchmark interest rate to 2.75% from 3.00%
2013 A new study reports that all Europeans are related to a small group of ancestors dating back only 1,000 years; researchers believe it's likely that everyone in the world is related over the past few thousand years
2012 Romania's USL, or Social-Liberal Union Leader, Victor Ponta, becomes Prime Minister of Romania
2012 Russia swears in Vladimir Putin for his third, six-year term as President
2011 Thousands of homes are ordered evacuated as the Spring 2011 Mississippi River Floods continue
2011 In Singapore, two cabinet ministers, George Yeo and Li Hwee Hua, become the highest ranking ministers to be unseated in a general election since 1963
2010 Abdul Tejan-Cole, head of Sierra Leone's anti-Corruption Commission, resigns
2005 The Huffington Post weblog makes it's debut
2002 China Northern Airlines flight 6163 crashes in the ocean near Dalian, China after a fire is reported onboard, killing 112
1997 Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
1997 Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8)
1995 "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater New York City after 8 performances
1995 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election
1995 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1995 Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours and 36 minutes
1994 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
1994 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
1994 Edvard Munchs painting "The Scream" recovered 3 months after stolen
1994 Gary Hart's girlfriend Donna Rice (36) weds Jack Hughes (42)
1994 Matlock actor Daniel Roebuck (30) weds Kelly Durst (24)
1993 South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
1992 5 New York City cops arrested in Hauppauge Long Island for selling cocaine
1992 Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes
1992 Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races
1992 U.S. space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
1991 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
1989 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
1989 Mark Merrony (Wales) cycles for 30 minutes in Nepal at 21,030 feet
1989 Panamanian voters reject dictator Manuel Noriega's bid for presidency
1988 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
1988 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1987 105 degrees F in Sacramento, California
1987 Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on Cheers
1986 Bucharest wins 31st Europe Cup I
1986 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
1984 $180m out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit
1984 Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic
1983 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
1983 August Hoffman performs record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups
1983 Bruins 4-Isles 8-Wales Conference Championship-Isles win series 4-2
1982 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore New York City for 12 performances
1982 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
1982 IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
1982 Oakland Raiders to move to Los Angeles
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Josip Tito, Yugoslav president, buried
1980 Samm-Art Williams' "Home," premieres in New York City
1979 5th UNCTAD-conference opens in Manila
1979 Gary Roenicke hits into Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland)
1977 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 75 performances
1977 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
1975 Flyers 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
1975 President Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era"
1975 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53 launched to study X-rays
1974 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)
1973 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)
1972 26th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 1
1972 Betty Burfeindt wins Sealy LPGA Golf Classic
1970 "Long and Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
1969 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
1969 Robert E. Cushman, Jr., becomes deputy director of CIA
1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1966 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
1966 Mamas and Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
1966 Yankees fire manager Johnny Keene
1965 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, Wisconsin (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ
1963 SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km))
1962 Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill New York City after 27 performances
1961 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1960 "Christine" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 12 performances
1960 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 602 performances
1960 "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 21 performances
1960 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
1960 Dodgers Larry and Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
1960 Los Angeles Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th home run wins the game for brother Larry
1960 Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as President of U.S.S.R.
1960 Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12 -8 for world chess championship
1960 U.S.S.R. announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
1958 Howard Johnson sets aircraft altitude record in F-104, 27,810 m
1957 Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald
1957 Major Johnson, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to 17.28 miles (27.8 K)
1956 Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300
1956 New York Giant Bill White, homers in his 1st at bat
1956 Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
1955 81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8
1955 U.S.S.R. signs peace treaty with France and Great Britain
1955 West Europe Union established
1954 French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
1954 U.S., Great Britain and France reject Russian membership in NATO
1953 "Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 892 performances
1953 Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile
1951 International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
1951 Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
1949 75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2
1948 Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentence to death
1947 "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
1947 General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution
1947 Paraguayian government unleashes contra revolt
1946 William H. Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands
1945 British troops pull into Utrecht, Netherlands
1945 Formal undertaking of complete German surrender
1945 Mauthausen Concentration Camp liberated
1945 Nazi generals Jodl and Von Friedenburg surrender
1945 Princess Irene Brigade moves into the Hague Netherlands
1945 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
1945 SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
1944 German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia
1943 British 11th Huzaren occupies Tunis Tunisia
1943 Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps
1943 Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched
1943 U.S. 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville, Tunisia
1943 U.S. 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert, Tunisia
1942 Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion
1942 Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
1941 British House of Commons votes for Churchill (477-3)
1941 Cornerstone of B of A building at 300 Montgomery laid
1941 Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA
1940 Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Britain
1939 Germany and Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
1938 64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8
1938 Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of nazi-Germany "undesired strangers"
1934 Netherlands Princess Juliana opens Juliana Canal
1934 Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autnomous Region
1934 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley (Men in White)
1934 World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines
1932 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
1930 Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex vs. Northants in 330 minutes
1928 England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21
1928 Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)
1927 San Francisco Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
1925 Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
1925 Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
1924 Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
1923 Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad
1922 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
1922 New York Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
1921 47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2
1920 U.S.S.R. recognizes Georgia's independence
1917 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Washington Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
1915 Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost
1914 U.S. Congress establishes mother's day
1914 Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in White House
1913 British House of Commons rejects woman's right to vote
1912 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer
1910 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6
1909 Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv)
1907 Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
1904 Flexible Flyer trademark registered
1902 Soufriere volcano on St. Vincent kills 2-5,000
1891 Battle in Bunyoro: Captain F Lugard stops Moslem rebellion, 300 killed
1888 Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys," premieres in Paris
1888 George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"
1885 John E. W. Thompson, named minister to Haiti
1875 German SS Schiller sinks near Scilly Islands, 312 killed
1873 U.S. Marines attack Panama
1867 Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
1866 German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassin attempt
1864 Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)
1864 Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
1862 Battle of West Point, Virginia (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)
1862 Much of Enschede Netherlands destroyed by fire
1861 Riot occurs between prosecessionist and Union supporters in Knoxville TN
1856 Argentine and Brazilian sign a navigation pact
1848 Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia
1847 American Medical Association organizes in Philadelphia
1840 Tornado strikes Natchez Miss, kills 317
1832 Greece becomes independent republic
1832 Otto of Bavaria is chosen king of Greece
1824 Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
1800 Indiana Territory organized
1792 Captain Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
1789 1st inaugurational ball (for George Washington in New York City)
1775 Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria
1771 Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
1765 Adm Nelsons sailboat HMS Victory runs aground
1748 French troops conquer Maastricht
1727 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
1700 William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation
1663 Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
1660 Isaack B. Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni
1638 Cornelis S. Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
1624 Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
1579 Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
1429 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc
1416 Monk Nicolaas Serrurier arrested because of heresy at Tournay
1355 1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
1274 2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens











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