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

  • 558
    In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning, wounded, to lead the final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1664
    Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
  • 1847
    The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.
  • 1948
    The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
  • 1974
    West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.
  • 1992
    Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise.
  • 1999
    In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
  • 2000
    Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia

Who were born on May 7?

  • 1840
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (d. 1893)
  • 1912
    Pannalal Patel, Gujarati author (d. 1989)
  • 1922
    Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
  • 1927
    Jim Lowe, American singer
  • 1927
    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German screenwriter
  • 1953
    Pat McInally, American football player
  • 1969
    Rick Porras, American film producer
  • 1971
    Horgh, Norwegian drummer (Immortal, Hypocrisy)
  • 1984
    Alex Smith, American football player
  • 1988
    Natalie Mejia, American dancer and singer (Girlicious)

Who died on May 7?

  • 973
    Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 912)
  • 1427
    Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr, English churchman
  • 1667
    Johann Jakob Froberger, German composer (b. 1616)
  • 1951
    Warner Baxter, American actor (b. 1889)
  • 1995
    Ray McKinley, American jazz drummer, singer and bandleader (b. 1910)
  • 2000
    Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
  • 2004
    Waldemar Milewicz, Polish reporter (b. 1956)
  • 2007
    Yahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader (b. 1935)
  • 2009
    David Mellor, English cutlery designer (b. 1930)
  • 2011
    Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)

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