What happened this day in history May 7

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

  • 1664
    Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
  • 1718
    The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
  • 1794
    French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
  • 1832
    The independence of Greece is recognized by the Treaty of London. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria is chosen King.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco’s forces.
  • 1945
    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.
  • 1948
    The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
  • 1992
    The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission (STS-49).
  • 2000
    Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia
  • 2002
    A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.

Who were born on May 7?

  • 1328
    Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1365)
  • 1605
    Patriarch Nikon, 7th patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 1681)
  • 1857
    William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930)
  • 1882
    Willem Elsschot, Flemish writer (d. 1960)
  • 1946
    Marv Hubbard, American football player
  • 1954
    Amy Heckerling, American director
  • 1955
    Peter Reckell, American actor
  • 1973
    Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
  • 1984
    May7ven, Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1987
    Jérémy Ménez, French footballer

Who died on May 7?

  • 1682
    Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
  • 1800
    Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (b. 1728)
  • 1825
    Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (b. 1750)
  • 1925
    William Hesketh Lever, First Viscount Leverhulme (b. 1851)
  • 1940
    George Lansbury, British Labour Party leader (b. 1859)
  • 1986
    Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 1998
    Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Waldemar Milewicz, Polish reporter (b. 1956)
  • 2006
    Machiko Soga, Japanese actress (b. 1943)
  • 2011
    Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (b. 1957)

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