Today in History for May 2007
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Events 1 - 15 of 15
1st - The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
3rd - British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
4th - Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.
4th - The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.
5th - Kenya Airways Flight KQ 507 crashes in Cameroon.
7th - The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.
8th - A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party as First Minister and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin as Deputy First Minister.
11th - Pope Benedict XVI canonizes the first Brazilian-born saint, Frei Galvão.
12th - 2007 Karachi riots , which killed over 50 people in Karachi and above 100 injured, on the arrival of Chief Justice of Pakistan; Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in Karachi city.
13th - Construction of the Calafat-Vidin Bridge between Romania and Bulgaria begins.
13th - Republic Protests in Turkey.
16th - Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotland. He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning a historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.
17th - Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
21st - The Cutty Sark is badly damaged by fire in London, England. She is the last surviving clipper.
25th - The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time.
Weddings 1 - 5 of 5
5th - Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City
5th - "Scream" actress Neve Campbell (33) weds actor John Light (32) in Malibu
6th - Evanescence singer Amy Lee (25) weds Josh Hartzler (29) in Little Rock, Arkansas
6th - "The Fast and the Furious" actress Jordana Brewster (27) weds movie producer Andrew Form (38) in Bahamas
18th - Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida
Deaths 1 - 38 of 38
2nd - Brad McGann, New Zealand film director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
3rd - Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
3rd - Wally Schirra, American astronaut (b. 1923)
3rd - Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)
5th - Theodore Harold Maiman, Inventor (b. 1927)
6th - Enéas Carneiro, Brazilian politician (b. 1938)
6th - Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
6th - Đorđe Novković, Croatian songwriter (b. 1943)
7th - Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977)
7th - Octavian Paler, Romanian writer and journalist (b. 1926)
7th - Yahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader (b. 1935)
9th - Dwight Wilson, second-to-last Canadian WWI veteran (b. 1901)
9th - Edith Rodriguez, hospital emergency room refused to treat (b. 1964)
11th - Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (b. 1913)
11th - Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American author (b. 1918)
12th - Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Taliban military leader (b. 1966?)
12th - Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (b. 1936)
14th - Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (b. 1908)
14th - Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (b. 1921)
15th - Jerry Falwell, American evangelist (b. 1933)
15th - Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1955)
17th - Lloyd Alexander, author (b. 1924)
18th - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist (b. 1932)
18th - Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer and movie actor (b. 1932)
19th - Dean Eyre, New Zealand politician (b. 1914)
20th - Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (b. 1914)
24th - Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer (b. 1922)
25th - Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and host (b. 1931)
26th - J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)
27th - Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (b. 1967)
27th - Ed Yost, American inventor (b. 1919)
27th - Gretchen Wyler, American actress (b. 1932)
28th - Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982)
28th - Toshikatsu Matsuoka, Japanese politician (b. 1945)
29th - Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
29th - Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian Politician (stroke) (b. 1927)
29th - Posteal Laskey, American convicted murderer widely believed to be the Cincinnati Strangler of natural causes (b. 1938)
30th - Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and author (b. 1933)