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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 7 is the 127th
(hundredth – twentieth seventh) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

For me, Mozart is the culmination of all the beauty in the realm of music.

— Piotr Ilich Chaikovski
Russian composer (born May 7, 1840).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 7 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 351: Caesar Constantius Gaul chooses the new capital of the Byzantine Empire, Antioch.
  • 558: in Constantinople the dome of the Basilica of Santa Sofia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders it to be rebuilt.
  • 1274: the Council of Lyon II begins in France.
  • 1298: in Catalonia the first stone of the cathedral of Barcelona is laid.
  • 1348: the Carolina University is founded in Prague.
  • 1429: Joan of Arc is wounded during the campaign that would lead to the liberation of Orleans.
  • 1664: in France, Louis XIV inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
  • 1704: in Portugal, King Pedro II, recognizes Archduke Carlos de Habsburgo as legitimate successor of the Spanish crown with the title of Carlos III.
  • 1714: the Catalans reject the assault of the royal troops on Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession.
  • 1762: in Italy the Carolino Aqueduct is inaugurated, designed by Luigi Vanvitelli commissioned by King Carlos III.
  • 1810: in Spain, during the War of Independence, the Battle of Galera (Granada) takes place.
  • 1813: in the United Provinces of Río de la Plata, the Assembly of the Year XIII sanctioned the first Mining Promotion Law.
  • 1817: Emperor Kōkaku abdicates in favor of his son, Emperor Ninkō.
  • 1824: in Vienna, Beethoven premieres the Ninth Symphony.
  • 1825: in Peru, General Simón Bolívar passes through Chinchín on his triumphal journey.
  • 1881: in the city of La Plata (capital of the province of Buenos Aires), Dardo Rocha (founder of the city) ordered by decree the construction of the Astronomical Observatory of La Plata.
  • 1891: the first stone of the Royal Spanish Academy building is laid in Madrid.
  • 1893: in Madrid, Queen María Cristina inaugurates the Palacio de la Bolsa.
  • 1895: Aleksandr Stepanovich Popov presented the first radio receiver to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society, when he transmitted signals between a ship and the mainland five kilometers away.
  • 1902: in San Vicente (Caribbean Sea) La Soufrière volcano erupts, devastating the northern portion of the island. About 2000 people die.
  • 1907: in the province of Santa Fe (Argentina), 60 km west of Rosario, the commune of Fuentes was founded.
  • 1907: in Calle Esmeralda 443 (in Buenos Aires) the Scala Theater is founded, later baptized Teatro Esmeralda and finally Maipo.
  • 1909: Pope Pius X creates the Pontifical Biblical Institute.
  • 1910: in Brazil, Júlio Afrânio Peixoto is chosen to occupy chair number 7 of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
  • 1915: The U-20 submarine of the Imperial German Navy sinks the liner RMS Lusitania in the Irish Sea, killing 1,198 people.
  • 1916: the Old Gasometer is inaugurated in Buenos Aires.
  • 1920: the Polish Army in alliance with the forces of the Ukrainian National Republic captures Kiev.
  • 1921: the so-called Jaffa Riots ends in Palestine.
  • 1924: in Mexico, Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre founded Apra.
  • 1926: in the framework of the war in Morocco, the Franco-Spanish offensive against the rebel leader Abd el-Krim begins, after the failure of the Oujda Conference.
  • 1929: in China, Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of the Supreme Central Council.
  • 1937: The Nazi Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to help Francisco Franco’s forces.
  • 1937: during the course of the Spanish civil war, General Emilio Mola, died in a plane accident in Alcocero de Mola (Burgos).
  • 1943: Allied troops occupy Tunis and Bizerte.
  • 1945: Axis troops unconditionally capitulate in Reims.
  • 1945: the 2nd Panzer Division surrenders to United States Army troops in Fulda.
  • 1945: in Germany, the American general Dwight D. Eisenhower orders to dissolve the Gestapo.
  • 1946: the Sony company is founded in Japan, with 20 employees.
  • 1948: in The Hague (Netherlands), during the so-called Congress of Europe, the Council of Europe is founded.
  • 1951: The International Olympic Committee allows Russia to compete in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.
  • 1952: In Area 1 of the Nevada nuclear test site, the United States detonates the 12-kiloton Easy atomic bomb from a tower). It is the 29th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992. Some 7,350 soldiers participating in the Desert Rock IV military exercise will train during the blast and will be exposed to radiation unintentionally.
  • 1954: in Dien Bien Phu (Indochina, present-day Vietnam) the invading troops surrender: French domination ends.
  • 1954: the Rauchense Football League is founded in Buenos Aires.
  • 1960: in the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev is appointed president of the Supreme Soviet.
  • 1962: in an artificial well, 258 meters underground, in the U3ax area of ​​the Nevada Atomic Test Site (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 11:33 (local time) United States detonates its 8 kiloton atomic bomb Paca. It is the 234th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1963: The United States puts the Telstar communications satellite into orbit.
  • 1973: The Washington Post newspaper wins the Pulitzer Prize for its investigation in the Watergate case.
  • 1986: footballer Helmut Duckadam became the figure of Steaua Bucharest in the final of the European Cup, where he managed to save four penalties to FC Barcelona, ​​which gave the European Cup to Steaua Bucharest.
  • 1988: the Catholic Pope John Paul II begins a trip to Latin America, in which he visits Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay.
  • 1991: Soviet troops invade Armenia.
  • 1993: in Spain, the architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, wins the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts.
  • 1995: in France, Jacques Chirac is elected president of the V French Republic.
  • 1997: The Intel Pentium II (microprocessor with x86 architecture) is introduced on the market.
  • 2000: in the City of Buenos Aires the election for Head of Government is held in which Aníbal Ibarra is elected.
  • 2002: The United States communicates to the United Nations (UN), its definitive withdrawal from the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court.
  • 2003: in La Plata (Argentina) the Federal Chamber decides that crimes related to crimes against humanity are also imprescriptible.
  • 2004: Chile enacts the new civil marriage law that allowed divorce.
  • 2006: in London they demolish the Arsenal Stadium.
  • 2006: In China, a Chinese research team discovers four fossils of a new species of fish dating back 400 million years.
  • 2007: in the city of Montevideo, the Mercosur Parliament is installed, with representatives of the five Mercosur member countries.
  • 2008: in Argentina the agricultural employer strike is restarted.
  • 2011: in Ecuador the constitutional referendum and popular consultation, proposed by President Rafael Correa, is held.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 7 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1530: Luis I de Borbón-Condé, Huguenot leader and general (d. 1569).
  • 1586: Francisco IV Gonzaga of Mantua, Italian aristocrat (d. 1612).
  • 1671: Pietro Giannone, Italian jurist and historian (d. 1748).
  • 1688: Giulio Pontedera, Italian botanist (d. 1757).
  • 1700: Gerard van Swieten, Austrian physician of Dutch origin (d. 1772).
  • 1704: Carl Heinrich Graun, German composer (d. 1759).
  • 1711: David Hume, British philosopher (d. 1776).
  • 1748: Olympe de Gouges, French feminist and writer (d. 1793).
  • 1749: Ernest Dominique François Joseph Duquesnoy, French revolutionary (d. 1795).
  • 1754: Joseph Joubert, French writer (d. 1824).
  • 1763: Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish aristocrat and general (d. 1813).
  • 1767: Federica Carlota, Prussian princess (d. 1820).
  • 1776: Dániel Berzsenyi, Hungarian poet (d. 1836).
  • 1778: Miguel de la Bárcena, Argentine judge and governor (d. 1853).
  • 1780: Ignacio Aldama, Mexican military (d. 1811).
  • 1786: Santiago Bueras, Chilean military (d. 1818).
  • 1812: Robert Browning, British poet (d. 1889).
  • 1819: Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Russian astronomer of German origin (d. 1905).
  • 1832: Carl Gottfried Neumann, German mathematician (d. 1925).
  • 1833: Johannes Brahms, German romantic composer and pianist (d. 1897).
  • 1836: Joseph Gurney Cannon, American politician (d. 1926).
  • 1836: Dalmiro Costa, Uruguayan composer (d. 1901).
  • 1840: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (d. 1893).
  • 1840: Joaquín Baranda, Mexican politician (d. 1909).
  • 1841: Gustave Le Bon, French psychologist (d. 1931).
  • 1842: Alberto Aguilera, Spanish politician and jurisconsult (d. 1913).
  • 1847: Archibald Primrose, British Prime Minister (d. 1929).
  • 1850: Anton Seidl, Hungarian conductor (d. 1898).
  • 1851: Carlos Doncel, Argentine politician (d. 1910).
  • 1857: José Alonso y Trelles, Uruguayan writer (d. 1924).
  • 1861: Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali poet, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 (d. 1941).
  • 1865: A. E. W. Mason, British writer (d. 1948).
  • 1867: Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924 (d. 1925).
  • 1876: Paul Rivet, French ethnologist (d. 1958).
  • 1883: Evaristo Carriego, Argentine writer (d. 1912).
  • 1885: George Gabby Hayes, American actor (d. 1969).
  • 1888: Hermann Fränkel, German classical philologist (d. 1977).
  • 1891: Francisco Vales Villamarín, Spanish historian and professor (d. 1982).
  • 1892: Marshal Tito (Josip Broz), Yugoslav military, president between 1953 and 1980 (d. 1980).
  • 1892: Archibald MacLeish, American writer and educator (d. 1982).
  • 1894: Rafael Argelés, Spanish painter (d. 1979).
  • 1901: Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961).
  • 1901: Marcel Poot, Belgian musician (d. 1988).
  • 1902: Jean-Philippe Lauer, French Egyptologist and architect (d. 2001).
  • 1905: Bumble Bee Slim, American blues musician (d. 1968).
  • 1907: Arturo de Córdova, Mexican actor (d. 1973).
  • 1909: Edwin Herbert Land, inventor and American physicist (d. 1991).
  • 1911: Ishiro Honda, Japanese filmmaker (d. 1993).
  • 1912: Ángel María de Lera, Spanish writer (d. 1984).
  • 1917: David Tomlinson, British actor (d. 2000).
  • 1918: Argeliers León, Cuban composer, musicologist and ethnologist (d. 1991).
  • 1919: Eva Evita Duarte de Perón, Argentine actress and politician, wife of President Juan Domingo Perón (d. 1952).
  • 1919: Joe Mitty, British businessman (d. 2007).
  • 1921: Simón Bonifacio Rodríguez y Rodríguez, Spanish magistrate (d. 2012).
  • 1922: Darren McGavin, American actor (d. 2006).
  • 1922: Tony Leblanc, Spanish actor (d. 2012).
  • 1923: Anne Baxter, American actress (d. 1985).
  • 1927: Elisabeth Söderström, Swedish soprano (d. 2009).
  • 1927: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born American novelist (d. 2013).
  • 1929: Osvaldo Dragún, Argentine playwright (d. 1999).
  • 1931: Teresa Brewer, American singer (d. 2007).
  • 1931: Ricardo Legorreta Vilchis, Mexican architect (d. 2011).
  • 1931: Ingvar Wixell, Swedish baritone (d. 2011).
  • 1931: Gene Wolfe, American writer (d. 2019).
  • 1932: Pete Domenici, American politician (d. 2017).
  • 1933: Johnny Unitas, American football player (d. 2002).
  • 1937: Domitila Barrios, Bolivian labor activist and feminist (f. 2012).
  • 1939: Sidney Altman, Canadian biochemist, 1989 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry.
  • 1939: Ruggero Deodato, Italian film director, actor and screenwriter.
  • 1939: José Antonio Abreu, Venezuelan musician, economist, politician and educator (f. 2018).
  • 1939: Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician (d. 2018).
  • 1940: Angela Carter, British journalist and novelist (d. 1992).
  • 1940: Alcira Argumedo, Argentine teacher and politician (d. 2021).
  • 1944: Rafael de Diego, Spanish footballer (d. 1982).
  • 1944: Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (f. 2006).
  • 1946: Thelma Houston, American singer.
  • 1947: Guillermo Carnero, Spanish poet and essayist, economist and philologist.
  • 1948: Lluís Llach, Spanish singer-songwriter.
  • 1951: Bernat Soria, Spanish scientist and politician.
  • 1952: Josep-Lluís Carod-Rovira, Spanish politician.
  • 1954: Amy Heckerling, American director.
  • 1956: Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch politician and Prime Minister.
  • 1957: Dave Taylor, American wrestler.
  • 1960: Kim Manning, Spanish actress of American origin.
  • 1960: Almudena Grandes, Spanish writer.
  • 1961: Phil Campbell, British guitarist, of the band Motörhead.
  • 1961: David Choquehuanca, Bolivian politician and union leader.
  • 1962: Ari Telch, Mexican actor.
  • 1963: Johnny Lee Middleton, American bassist, of the bands Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
  • 1963: Sergio Battistini, former Italian footballer.
  • 1964: Denis Mandarino, Brazilian composer, artist, writer and geometrician.
  • 1965: Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999).
  • 1968: Traci Lords, American actress.
  • 1969: José Manuel Moreno Periñán, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1969: Naasón Merarí Joaquín García, leader of the La luz del mundo church.
  • 1970: Gregorio Pernía, Colombian television actor.
  • 1971: Eagle-Eye Cherry, Swedish singer and musician.
  • 1971: Horgh (Reidar Horghagen), Norwegian drummer, of the bands Immortal and Hypocrisy.
  • 1971: Thomas Piketty, French economist.
  • 1971: Ivan Sergei, American actor.
  • 1972: Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (d. 2000).
  • 1972: Asghar Farhadi, Iranian filmmaker
  • 1973: Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist.
  • 1974: Breckin Meyer, American actor.
  • 1975: Fernando Lima, Argentine singer.
  • 1976: Thomas Biagi, Italian motorsport driver.
  • 1976: Matteo Gianello, Italian footballer.
  • 1978: Stian Arnesen, Norwegian singer and musician.
  • 1978: Shawn Marion, American basketball player.
  • 1982: Iban Garate, Spanish actor.
  • 1983: Milo Moiré, Swiss performance artist.
  • 1983: Julio dos Santos, Paraguayan soccer player.
  • 1984: Kevin Owens, Canadian wrestler.
  • 1984: Ramón Verdú Montes, Spanish footballer.
  • 1984: Marc Burch, American footballer.
  • 1985: J Balvin, Colombian singer-songwriter.
  • 1986: Matt Helders, British drummer, of the band Arctic Monkeys.
  • 1987: Pierre Ducasse, French footballer.
  • 1987: Serge Gakpé, French footballer.
  • 1987: Jérémy Menez, French footballer.
  • 1987: Yaroslav Koroliov, Russian basketball player.
  • 1988: Brandon Jones, American actor, producer and musician.
  • 1993: Tyler Johnson, American basketball player.
  • 1997: Daria Kasatkina, Russian tennis player.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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May 7 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 685: Benedict II, Catholic pope between 684 and 685 (n.7th century).
  • 833: Ibn Hisham, Egyptian Muslim historian.
  • 973: Otto I, East Frankish king between 936 and 973 and Germanic Roman Emperor between 962 and 973 (b. 912).
  • 1092: Remigius de Fécamp, English monk and bishop.
  • 1205: Ladislaus III, Hungarian King (b. 1199).
  • 1523: Franz von Sickingen, Germanic Roman aristocrat and military man (b. 1481).
  • 1617: David Fabricius, Germanic Roman astronomer (b. 1564).
  • 1667: Johann Jakob Froberger, Germanic Roman composer (b.1616).
  • 1718: Mary of Modena, English, Scottish and Irish queen consort (b. 1658).
  • 1765: Hipólito Rovira, Spanish painter and printmaker (b.1695).
  • 1793: Pietro Nardini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1722).
  • 1800: Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer (b. 1728).
  • 1825: Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (b. 1750).
  • 1839: José María Heredia, Cuban poet (b.1803).
  • 1840: Caspar David Friedrich, German painter (b. 1774).
  • 1889: Francisco Fernández Iparraguirre, Spanish pharmacist, botanist and linguist (b. 1852).
  • 1896: H. H. Holmes (Herman Webster Mudgett), American serial killer (b. 1861).
  • 1902: Agustín Roscelli, Italian Catholic priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (b. 1818).
  • 1904: Manuel Candamo Iriarte, Peruvian politician (b. 1841).
  • 1908: Ludovic Halevý, French playwright (b. 1834).
  • 1917: Albert Ball, English fighter pilot (b. 1896).
  • 1922: Manuel Granero, Spanish bullfighter (b.1902).
  • 1926: Serafín Peña, Mexican teacher and educator (b. 1844).
  • 1928: Gertrudis Echeñique y Mujica, Chilean woman, wife of President Federico Errázuriz (b. 1853).
  • 1928 – Alexander Spendiaryan, Armenian conductor and composer (b. 1871).
  • 1932: Paul Doumer, French politician (b.1857).
  • 1941 – James George Frazer, British anthropologist (b.1854).
  • 1950: Víctor Manuel Román y Reyes, Nicaraguan politician and president between 1947 and 1950 (b. 1872).
  • 1951 – Warner Baxter, American actor (b.1889).
  • 1978: Augusto Codecá, Argentine actor (b.1906).
  • 1979: Sergei Pankeyev, Russian aristocrat (b. 1886).
  • 1982: Claudio Barrientos, Chilean boxer (b.1936).
  • 1989: Darío Echandía, Colombian jurist, philosopher and politician (b. 1897).
  • 1992: Simón Cabido, Spanish actor (b.1931).
  • 1992: Tomás Alvira, Spanish pedagogue and soil scientist (b.1906).
  • 1995: María Luisa Bemberg, Argentine filmmaker (b. 1922).
  • 1996: Albert Meltzer, British anarcho-communist (b.1920).
  • 1998: Allan McLeod Cormack, South African scientist, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1979 (b.1924).
  • 2000: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., American actor (b.1909).
  • 2001: Margaretha Krook, Swedish actress (b.1925).
  • 2002: Kevyn Aucoin, American makeup artist and photographer (b.1962).
  • 2002: Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (b.1912).
  • 2005: Tristan Egolf, American novelist, musician and political activist (b. 1971).
  • 2005: Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer player (b. 1980).
  • 2007: Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977).
  • 2007: Emma Lehmer, American mathematician, of Russian origin (b.1906)
  • 2008: Santiago González Escudero, Spanish philosopher and professor (b. 1945).
  • 2008: José Fernando Castro Caycedo, Colombian deputy and politician (b. 1951).
  • 2011: Johnny Albino, Puerto Rican singer (b.1919).
  • 2011: Severiano Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (b.1957).
  • 2011: Willard Boyle, American physicist, Nobel laureate in physics in 2009 (b.1924).
  • 2011: Carlos Trillo, Argentine cartoonist (b.1943).
  • 2012: José Luis Villar Palasí, Spanish intellectual and politician (b. 1922).
  • 2013: Ray Harryhausen, American special effects technician and film producer (b.1920).
  • 2013: Romanthony, singer, DJ and American producer (b.1967).
  • 2015: Aitor Mazo, Spanish actor (b.1961).
  • 2016: Rita La Salvaje, Argentine dancer (b.1927).
  • 2016: Bernardo Ribeiro, Brazilian soccer player (b.1989).
  • 2016: Fernando Álvarez de Miranda, politician and Spanish university professor (b.1924).
  • 2016: Pep Subirós, Spanish essayist and philosopher narrator (b.1947).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 7 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Radio Day, (Russia): date that commemorates the creation of radio in Russia in 1895 by Aleksandr Stepanovich Popov.
  • Cocentaina (Valencian Community): celebration – since 1600 – of the proclamation of Saint Hippolytus of Rome (martyr).

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 7 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Augustine Roscelli
  • Saint Anthony of Kiev
  • Saint Benedict II, pope
  • Saint Cenérico
  • Saint Domitilla and companions
  • Saint Flavius of Nicomedia and fellow martyrs
  • St John of Beverley
  • Blessed Albert of Bergamo
  • Blessed Gisela of Bavaria
  • Blessed Rosa Venerini
  • Blessed Mary of Saint Joseph religious O.A.R.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 7 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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