7 May

7 May

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

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • 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

Historic Events

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

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.

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.

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.

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

René Fonk of the “swan” squadron, the “Aces of the Aces” of the entente forces with 75 plane shot down (claim 142) near is SPAD S.XIII , somewhere in 1916

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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