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Thursday May 7, 2020

May 7: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1718
    The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    World War I: German submarine SMU U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many formerly pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.
  • 1920
    Kiev Offensive: Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski and Edward Rydz-Śmigły and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
  • 1974
    West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.
  • 2009
    Over 100 New Zealand Police officers begin a 40-hour siege of a lone gunman in Napier, New Zealand.

Who were born on May 7?

  • 1836
    Joseph Gurney Cannon, American politician (d. 1926)
  • 1867
    Władysław Reymont, Polish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1925)
  • 1922
    Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    John Ingle, American actor
  • 1931
    Gene Wolfe, American science fiction author
  • 1939
    Ruud Lubbers, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • 1950
    Randall ‘Tex’Cobb, American boxer and actor
  • 1955
    Peter Reckell, American actor
  • 1967
    Martin Bryant, Australian mass murderer
  • 1984
    Alex Smith, American football player

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