What are the important events that happened on May 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
May 7: Facts & Myths About This Day
May 7 is the 127th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 238 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 24, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,651,881,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosaheptagon’ day.
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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 260 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,424 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 7 Historical Events
Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King.
Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco’s forces.
World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany’s participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.
The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission (STS-49).
Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia
A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
Who were born on May 7?
Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1365)
Patriarch Nikon, 7th patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 1681)
William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930)
Willem Elsschot, Flemish writer (d. 1960)
Marv Hubbard, American football player
Amy Heckerling, American director
Peter Reckell, American actor
Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
May7ven, Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter and dancer
Jérémy Ménez, French footballer
Who died on May 7?
Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (b. 1728)
Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (b. 1750)
William Hesketh Lever, First Viscount Leverhulme (b. 1851)
George Lansbury, British Labour Party leader (b. 1859)
Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (b. 1949)
Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
Waldemar Milewicz, Polish reporter (b. 1956)
Machiko Soga, Japanese actress (b. 1943)
Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (b. 1957)
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