Historical Events on 7th May

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558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.
1274 - 2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens
1355 - 1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
1416 - Monk Nicolaas Serrurier arrested because of heresy at Tournay
1429 - English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
1579 - Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
1624 - Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
1638 - Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
1660 - Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni
1663 - Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
1664 - Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe Sun King of France Louis XIV 1697 - Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire (in the 18th century, it is replaced by the current Royal Palace).
1700 - William Penn began monthly meetings for blacks advocating emancipation
1718 - The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville .
1727 - Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
1748 - French troops conquer Maastricht in the War of the Austrian Succession
1765 - HMS Victory (Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, 40 years later) launched
1771 - Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn 1775 - Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria
1789 - First US Presidential inaugural ball (for George Washington in NYC)
1792 - Capt Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
1800 - Indiana Territory organized
1824 - Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
1832 - Greece becomes independent
1832 - Otto of Bavaria is chosen king of Greece
1836 - The settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.
1840 - Tornado strikes Natchez, Miss, kills 317
1847 - American Medical Association organizes (Phila)
1848 - Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia
1856 - Argentina & Brazil sign a navigation pact
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1861 - Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN
1862 - Battle of West Point, VA (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)
1862 - Much of Enschede, Netherlands, destroyed by fire
1864 - Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)
1864 - Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
1866 - German premier Otto Von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt
1867 - Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
1873 - US marines attack Panama
German Statesman Otto Von BismarckGerman Statesman Otto Von Bismarck 1875 - German SS Schiller sinks near Scilly Islands, 312 killed
1877 - Cincinnati Enquirer first uses term "Bullpen" to indicate foul territory
1885 - John E W Thompson named US minister to Haiti
1888 - Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys" premieres in Paris
1888 - George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"
1891 - Battle in Bunyoro: Capt F Lugard stops Moslem rebellion, 300 killed
1895 - In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention - the world's first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
1902 - Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000
1904 - Flexible Flyer trademark registered
1907 - Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
1909 - Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv)
1910 - 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6
1912 - Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer
1913 - British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote
1914 - US Congress establishes mother's day
1915 - SS Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost
1917 - Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
1920 - USSR recognizes Georgia's independence
1921 - 47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2
1922 - Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
1922 - NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
1923 - Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad
1924 - Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
1925 - Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
1925 - Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
1927 - SF Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
1927 - Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
1928 - The United Kingdom lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21
1928 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)
1930 - Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins
1932 - 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
1934 - Princess Juliana of the Netherlands 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
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"
1939 - Germany & Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
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
1942 - Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion
1942 - Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
1943 - British 11th Hussars occupy Tunis
1943 - Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps
1943 - Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched
1943 - US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville, Tunisia
1943 - US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert, Tunisia
1944 - German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia
1945 - Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
1945 - British troops enter Utrecht, Netherlands
1945 - Formal undertaking of complete German surrender
1945 - Mauthausen Concentration Camp liberated
1945 - Nazi generals Jodl & Von Friedenburg surrender
1945 - Princess Irene Brigade moves into the Hague Neth
1945 - Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
1945 - SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
1946 - William H Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands
1946 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
1947 - "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1947 - General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution
1947 - Paraguayian government unleashes contra revolt
1948 - Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentence to death
1949 - 75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2
1951 - Intl Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
1951 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
1952 - The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
1953 - "Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances
1953 - Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile
1954 - French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
1954 - US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO
1955 - 81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8
1955 - USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain
1955 - West European Union established
1956 - Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300
1956 - NY Giant Bill White, homers in his 1st at bat
1956 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
1957 - Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald
1958 - US Air Force Major Howard Johnson sets world aircraft altitude record in a Lockhead F-104 Starfighter at 27,810 m
1959 - "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition
1960 - "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
1960 - "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 perfs
1960 - "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
1960 - 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
1960 - Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
1960 - LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry
1960 - Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR
1960 - Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12½-8½ for world chess championship
1960 - USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
1961 - "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 perfs
1961 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1962 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 - Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ
1963 - SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km))
1965 - WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 - 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
1966 - Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
1966 - Yankees fire manager Johnny Keene
1967 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1969 - 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
1969 - Lt General Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, becomes deputy director of CIA
1970 - "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
1972 - 26th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
1972 - Betty Burfeindt wins Sealy LPGA Golf Classic
1973 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)
1974 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)
1975 - Flyers 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
1975 - Pres Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era"
1975 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53 launched to study X-rays
1977 - "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
1977 - 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
1979 - 5th UNCTAD-conference opens in Manila
1979 - Gary Roenicke hits into Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland)
1980 - Josip Tito, Yugoslav president, buried
1980 - Samm-Art Williams' "Home" premieres in NYC
1982 - "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 perfs
1982 - Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
1982 - IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
1982 - Oakland Raiders to move to LA
1982 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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
1984 - $180m out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit
1984 - Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic
1986 - Bucharest wins 31st Europe Cup I
1986 - Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
1987 - 105°F in Sacramento, CA
1987 - Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on Cheers
1988 - 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1989 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
1989 - Mark Merrony (Wales) cycles for 30 mins in Nepal at 21,030 feet
1989 - Panamanian voters reject dictator Manuel Noriega's bid for presidency
1991 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 - Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
1992 - 5 NYC 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 - US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
1993 - South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
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 Munch's painting "The Scream" recovered 3 months after stolen
1995 - "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 perfs
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 & 36 minutes
Comedian Martin LawrenceComedian Martin Lawrence 1996 - Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown
1997 - Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
1997 - Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8)
1998 - Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
1999 - Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
1999 - In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
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.
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 1999 - A 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.
2002 - A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
2005 - 131st Kentucky Derby: Mike Smith aboard Giacomo wins in 2:02.75
2007 - The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.
2011 - 137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04
2012 - NATO air strike kills 14 and woulds 6 civilians in Afghanistan's Badghis Province

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