About May 7

May 7, 2022 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.

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Taurus is the sun 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.

What Happened On May 7

  • 351
    The Jewish revolt against Gallus breaks out. After his arrival at Antioch, the Jews begin a rebellion in Palestine.
  • 1274
    In France, the Second Council of Lyons opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
  • 1664
    Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
  • 1697
    Stockholm’s royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced by the current Royal Palace in the eighteenth century.
  • 1718
    The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
  • 1840
    The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people. It is the second deadliest tornado in United States history.
  • 1847
    The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1895
    In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the Popov lightning detector — a primitive radio receiver. In some parts of the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
  • 1946
    Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
  • 1948
    The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
  • 1952
    The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
  • 1986
    Canadian Patrick Morrow became the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission (STS-49).
  • 1992
    Three employees at a McDonald’s Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first “fast-food murder” in Canada.
  • 1998
    Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
  • 2002
    A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
  • 2007
    Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.
  • 2009
    Over 100 New Zealand Police officers begin a 40-hour siege of a lone gunman in Napier, New Zealand.

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