May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 238 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 7th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 7th in history!
Table of Contents
- International Drone day
- International female ride day
- International naked gardening day
- National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
- Loves Baby Soft Day
- Free Comic Book Day
- Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
- Infidelity Hurts Awareness Day
- Join Hands Day
What Happened On This Day – May 7
2000: Vladimir Putin becomes President of Russia
The former KGB officer enjoys high approval ratings in his country as living standards in Russia have improved drastically under his rule. Internationally, he has been criticized for his authoritarian style of government.
1946: Sony is founded
The company started as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering. It is now one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products.
1945: Germany’s Nazi regime surrenders unconditionally
The capitulation ended World War II, one of the bloodiest conflicts of all time. According to estimates, between 40 and 71 million people died in the war and the Holocaust initiated by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime.
1915: A German U-Boat sinks the RMS Lusitania
1198 lives were lost in the attack, making it the deadliest shipwreck during World War I. The fact that some of the dead were U.S. citizens influenced the country’s decision to enter the war in 1917.
1895: Alexander Popov demonstrates the world’s first radio receiver
The Russian physicist had initially built the device as a lightning detector. He achieved the first radio transmission between two buildings the following year.
1999: The U.S. Embassy in Beijing after a U.S. bomber accidentally bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia on May 7th, 1999
1946: Sony was founded. The company started as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering. It is now one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products.
1946: On this day, in 1946, Mr Masaru Ibuka and Mr Akio Morita founded the Sony Corporation. The company started as Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering. It is now one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products.
1945: Following Germany’s unconditional surrender, World War II in Europe officially ended at midnight on this day in 1945
1943: Soviet ski troops by the New Hermitage during the Leningrad Siege in 1943.
1916: René Fonk of the “swan” squadron, the “Aces of the Aces” of the entente forces with 75 planes shot down (claim 142) near SPAD S.XIII , somewhere in 1916
Births On This Day, May 7
1892: Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav marshal, politician, 1st President of Yugoslavia
1861: Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate
1840: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
1812: Robert Browning, English poet
1711: David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, philosopher
Plato was born
Mr. Beast was born
J Balvin was born
Deaths On This Day, May 7
2011: Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer
1940: George Lansbury, English politician
1840: Caspar David Friedrich, German painter
1825: Antonio Salieri, Italian composer
973: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
Eddie Rabbit died
Antonio Salieri died
Andre Hall died