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Tuesday May 7, 2019

May 7: Day of the Week

May 7, 2019 is the 127th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 238 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 558
    In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
  • 1718
    The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
  • 1794
    French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
  • 1847
    The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1920
    The Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, opens the first exhibition by the Group of Seven.
  • 1945
    World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany’s participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.
  • 1946
    Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
  • 1954
    Indochina War: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat (the battle began on March 13).
  • 1960
    Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
  • 2000
    Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia

Who were born on May 7?

  • 1763
    Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish prince (d. 1813)
  • 1812
    Robert Browning, English poet (d. 1889)
  • 1882
    Willem Elsschot, Flemish writer (d. 1960)
  • 1911
    Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)
  • 1941
    Catherine P. Saxton, British-born American public relations executive
  • 1967
    Joe Rice, American politician
  • 1967
    Martin Bryant, Australian mass murderer
  • 1974
    Ian Pearce, English footballer
  • 1975
    Jason Tunks, Canadian discus thrower
  • 1987
    Jérémy Ménez, French footballer

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