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Thursday May 7, 2020

May 7: Day of the Week

May 7, 2020 is the 128th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 238 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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May 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1348
    Charles University in Prague (Universitas Carolina/Univerzita Karlova) is established as the first university in Central Europe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco’s forces.
  • 1942
    During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
  • 1948
    The Council of Europe is founded during the Hague Congress.
  • 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
    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.

Who were born on May 7?

  • 1893
    Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (d. 1985)
  • 1931
    Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (d. 2007)
  • 1940
    Jim Connors, American radio personality (d. 1987)
  • 1956
    Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • 1961
    Phil Campbell, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1962
    Tony Campbell, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Peter Dubovský, Slovak footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1976
    Calvin Booth, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Master Shortie, British hip-hop and R&B singer-songwriter and rapper
  • 2000
    Maxwell Perry Cotton, American actor

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