Friday, 7 May 2010

May 7 - Summary

May 7th Summary:

May 7 - Events

May 7th Details:
May 7th Events:
558 – Dome of the Hagia Sophia (in Constantinople) collapses, & Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
1274 – Second Council of Lyons, in France, opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
1348 – Charles University in Prague (Universitas Carolina/Univerzita Karlova) is established - becomes the first university in Central Europe.
1429 – Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans - she removes an arrow from her shoulder & returns to lead the final victory charge, marking a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.
1664 – Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
1697 – Stockholm's royal castle is destroyed by fire & replaced by the current Royal Palace in the 18th century.
1718 – City of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
1763 – Pontiac's Rebellion begins – Chief Pontiac begins the "Conspiracy of Pontiac" by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.
1824 – Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria - World premiere.
1832 – Treaty of London recognizes the independence of Greece is recognized.
1836 – Settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is elevated to the royal status of villa by the Spanish government.
1840 – The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi.
1847 – American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1864 – The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness & moves southwards (American Civil War).
1895 – The Popov lightning detector — a primitive radio receiver, invented by Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov is demonstrated to the Russian Physical & Chemical Society in Saint Petersburg.
1915 – German submarine SM U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania (World War I).
1920 – Kiev Offensive - Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski & Edward Rydz-Śmigły & assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev.
1920 – Treaty of Moscow - Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
1937 – Spanish Civil War - The German Condor Legion, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco's forces.
1942 – Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack & sink the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō.
1945 – General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims (World War II).
1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed as Sony) is founded.
1948 – The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
1952 – Geoffrey W.A. Dummer first publishes the concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers.
1954 – Indochina War - The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat.
1960 – U-2 Crisis of 1960 where Nikita Khrushchev (Soviet leader) announces that the USSR is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
1964 – Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, crashes near San Ramon, California - cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot & co-pilot were shot by a suicidal passenger.
1974 – West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.
1986 – Patrick Morrow of Canada becames the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.
1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD, forming DaimlerChrysler.
1999 – Pope John Paul II travels to Romania.
1999 – Kosovo War in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - NATO aircraft accidentally bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
1999 – In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
2000 – Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia
2007 – The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.
2008 – Dmitry Medvedev is sworn in as Russia's president.

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May 7 - Deaths

May 7th Details:
May 7th Deaths:
973 – Otto I - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 912)
1092 – Remigius de Fécamp - first bishop of Lincoln (b. unknown)
1427 – Thomas la Warr - 5th Baron De La Warr, English churchman
1523 – Franz von Sickingen - German soldier (b. 1481)
1539 – Guru Nanak Dev - founder of Sikhism (b. 1469)
1539 – Ottaviano Petrucci - Italian printer (b. 1466)
1615 – Sanada Yukimura - Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
1617 – David Fabricius - German astronomer (b. 1564)
1667 – Johann Jakob Froberger - German composer (b. 1616)
1682 – Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
1718 – Mary of Modena - wife of James II of England (b. 1658)
1793 – Pietro Nardini - Italian composer (b. 1722)
1800 – Niccolo Piccinni - Italian composer (b. 1728)
1805 – William Petty - 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1737)
1825 – Antonio Salieri - Italian composer (b. 1750)
1840 – Caspar David Friedrich - German painter (b. 1774)
1868 – Henry Peter Brougham - Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1778)
1876 – William Buell Sprague - American clergyman & author (b. 1795)
1887 – C. F. W. Walther - American Lutheran theologian (b. 1811)
1896 – H. H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett) - American serial killer (b. 1860)
1922 – Max Wagenknecht - German composer (b. 1857)
1925 – William Hesketh Lever - First Viscount Leverhulme (b. 1851)
1940 – George Lansbury - British Labour Party leader (b. 1859)
1941 – Sir James George Frazer - Scottish anthropologist (b. 1854)
1942 – Felix Weingartner - Yugoslavian conductor (b. 1863)
1951 – Warner Baxter - American actor (b. 1889)
1967 – Lorenzo Bandini - Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
1986 – Jeffrey Mylett - American actor (b. 1949)
1987 – Colin Blakely - British actor (b. 1930)
1989 – Guy Williams - American actor (b. 1924)
1995 – Ray McKinley - American jazz drummer, singer & bandleader (b. 1910)
1998 – Allan McLeod Cormack - South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
1998 – Eddie Rabbitt - American musician (b. 1941)
2000 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - American actor (b. 1909)
2002 – Seattle Slew - American racehorse (b. 1974)
2002 – Kevyn Aucoin - American makeup artist & photographer (b. 1962)
2004 – Waldemar Milewicz - Polish reporter (b. 1956)
2005 – Tristan Egolf - American writer (b. 1971)
2005 – Peter W. Rodino - American politician (b. 1909)
2005 – Otilino Tenorio - Ecuadorian footballer (b. 1980)
2006 – Richard Carleton - Australian news reporter (b. 1943)
2006 – Joan C. Edwards - American philanthropist (b. 1918)
2006 – Machiko Soga - Japanese actress (b. 1943)
2007 – Diego Corrales - American boxer (b. 1977)
2007 – Octavian Paler - Romanian writer & journalist (b. 1926)
2007 – Yahweh ben Yahweh - American cult leader (b. 1935)
2009 – David Mellor - English cutlery designer (b. 1930)

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May 7 - Births

May 7th Details:
May 7th Births:
1328 – Louis VI the Roman - Duke of Bavaria (d. 1365)
1530 – Louis I de Bourbon - Prince de Condé, French Huguenot general (d. 1569)
1643 – Stephanus Van Cortlandt - American politician (d. 1700)
1700 – Gerard van Swieten - Dutch-born physician (d. 1772)
1711 – David Hume - Scottish philosopher & historian (d. 1776)
1724 – Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser - Austrian general (d. 1797)
1740 – Nikolai Arkharov - Russian general (d. 1814)
1748 – Olympe de Gouges - French playwright & feminist revolutionary (d. 1793)
1763 – Józef Antoni Poniatowski - Polish prince (d. 1813)
1767 – Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia - Duchess of York & Albany (d. 1820)
1774 – William Bainbridge - American Commodore (d. 1833)
1787 – Jacques Viger - French Canadian politician, first mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)
1812 – Robert Browning - English poet (d. 1889)
1833 – Johannes Brahms - German composer (d. 1897)
1836 – Joseph Gurney Cannon - American politician (d. 1926)
1840 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Russian composer (d. 1893)
1847 – Archibald Primrose - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1929)
1857 – William A. MacCorkle - American politician (d. 1930)
1861 – Rabindranath Tagore - Indian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1941)
1867 – Władysław Reymont - Polish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1925)
1882 – Willem Elsschot - Flemish writer (d. 1960)
1885 – George 'Gabby' Hayes - American actor (d. 1969)
1891 – Harry McShane - Scottish socialist (d. 1988)
1892 – Archibald MacLeish - American Librarian of Congress (d. 1982)
1892 – Josip Broz Tito - President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)
1893 – Frank J. Selke - Canadian ice hockey manager (d. 1985)
1896 – Pavel Sergeevich Alexandrov - Russian mathematician (d. 1982)
1901 – Gary Cooper - American actor (d. 1961)
1909 – Edwin H. Land - American inventor (d. 1991)
1911 – Ishiro Honda - Japanese film director (d. 1993)
1912 – Pannalal Patel - Gujarati author (d. 1989)
1914 – Sir Arthur Snelling - British Ambassador (d. 1996)
1916 – Huw Wheldon - British broadcaster (d. 1986)
1917 – David Tomlinson - English film actor (d. 2000)
1919 – Eva Peron - Argentine first lady (d. 1952)
1921 – Gaston Rébuffat - French mountaineer (d. 1985)
1922 – Lew Anderson - American actor & bandleader (d. 2006)
1922 – Darren McGavin - American actor (d. 2006)
1922 – Joe O'Donnell - American documentary photographer & photojournalist (d. 2007)
1923 – Anne Baxter - American actress (d. 1985)
1924 – Albert Band - American film director (d. 2002)
1926 – Val Bisoglio - Italian-American actor
1927 – Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - German screenwriter
1927 – Jim Lowe - American singer
1929 – Babe Parilli - American football player
1929 – Dick Williams - American baseball player, manager & coach
1930 – Totie Fields - American comedienne (d. 1978)
1931 – Teresa Brewer - American pop & jazz singer (d. 2007)
1931 – Gene Wolfe - American science fiction author
1932 – Pete Domenici - US Republican senator from New Mexico
1933 – Johnny Unitas - American football player (d. 2002)
1933 – Nexhmije Pagarusha - Albanian singer
1935 – Isobel Warren - Canadian author
1936 – Bobby Joe Green - American National Football League player (d. 1993)
1937 – Claude Raymond - Quebec baseball player
1939 – Sidney Altman - Canadian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate
1939 – Ruud Lubbers - Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1982 until 1994
1939 – Johnny Maestro - American pop singer (d. 2010)
1939 – Jimmy Ruffin - American singer
1939 – Ruggero Deodato - Italian film director, actor & screen writer
1940 – Angela Carter - English novelist & journalist (d. 1992)
1940 – Jim Connors - American radio personality (d. 1987)
1941 – Catherine P. Saxton - British-born American public relations executive
1943 – Terry Allen - American country music singer
1943 – Harvey Andrews - English singer & songwriter
1943 – Peter Carey - Australian author
1944 – Eva Norvind - Mexican actress (d. 2006)
1944 – Richard O'Sullivan - British actor
1945 – Christy Moore - Irish folk artist
1945 – Robin Strasser - American TV soap opera actress
1946 – Thelma Houston - American singer
1946 – Bill Kreutzmann - American drummer (Grateful Dead)
1946 – Brian Turner - English celebrity chef
1946 – Michael Rosen - English children's poet
1946 – Marv Hubbard - American National Football League player
1950 – Randall 'Tex' Cobb - American boxer & actor
1950 – Tim Russert - American television host (d. 2008)
1951 – Robert Hegyes - American actor
1951 – Bernie Marsden - English musician
1953 – Pat McInally - American National Football League player
1953 – Ian McKay - British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)
1954 – Philippe Geluck - Belgian cartoonist
1954 – Amy Heckerling - American director
1955 – Ben Poquette - American basketball player
1955 – Peter Reckell - American actor
1955 – Kevin Reed - American theologian
1956 – Jan Peter Balkenende - Prime Minister of the Netherlands
1956 – Anne Dudley - British composer
1956 – Jean Lapierre - Canadian politician & television host
1957 – Ray Fernandez - American wrestler (d. 2004)
1957 – Ned Bellamy - American actor
1958 – Mark G. Kuzyk - American physicist
1959 – Barbara Yung Mei-ling - Hong Kong actress (d. 1985)
1959 – Michael E. Knight - American actor
1960 – Adam Bernstein - American music video/television director
1960 – Almudena Grandes - Spanish novelist
1961 – Phil Campbell - British musician (Motörhead)
1962 – Tony Campbell - American basketball player
1963 – Johnny Lee Middleton - American musician (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
1964 – Doug Benson - American comedian
1964 – Ronnie Harmon - American National Football League player
1964 – Leslie O'Neal - American National Football League player
1965 – Owen Hart - Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
1965 – Norman Whiteside - Northern Irish footballer
1965 – Reuben Davis - American National Football League player
1967 – Joe Rice - American politician
1968 – Traci Lords - American actress
1969 – Eagle-Eye Cherry - Swedish/American musician
1969 – Rick Porras - American film producer
1970 – Kim Su-ro - South Korean actor
1971 – Horgh - Norwegian drummer (Immortal, Hypocrisy)
1972 – Felix da Housecat - American DJ & record producer
1972 – Frank Trigg - American mixed martial artist
1973 – Kristian Lundin - Swedish songwriter
1973 – Paolo Savoldelli - Italian cyclist
1974 – Breckin Meyer - American actor
1974 – Ian Pearce - English footballer
1975 – Jason Tunks - Canadian discus thrower
1975 – Zee - American hip hop artist
1976 – Calvin Booth - American basketball player
1977 – Lisa Kelly - Irish singer
1978 – Stian Arnesen - Norwegian musician
1978 – Brian Clevinger - American author
1978 – Shawn Marion - American basketball player
1979 – Katie Douglas - American basketball player
1980 – Johan Kenkhuis - Dutch swimmer
1980 – Kate Lawler - English reality television personality
1982 – Ákos Buzsáky - Hungarian footballer
1984 – James Loney - American baseball player
1984 – Alex Smith - American football player
1984 – Drew Stanton - American football player
1984 – May7ven - Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter & dancer
1985 – Drew Neitzel - American basketball player
1985 – Dan Sweetman - Australian television host
1986 – Mark Furze - Australian actor
1986 – Matt Helders - English drummer (Arctic Monkeys)
1986 – Vincent Michael Besters - Dutch criminal lawyer
1987 – Michael Maidens - English footballer (d. 2007)
1988 – Natalie Mejia - American dancer & singer (Girlicious)
1989 – Master Shortie - British hip-hop & R&B singer-songwriter & rapper.
1992 – Alexander Ludwig - Canadian actor
2000 – Maxwell Perry Cotton - American actor

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