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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 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.

May 2020

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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.
  • 1274
    In France, the Second Council of Lyons opens to regulate the election of the Pope.
  • 1718
    The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco’s forces.
  • 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
  • 2004
    American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
  • 2007
    Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.

Who were born on May 7?

  • 1643
    Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (d. 1700)
  • 1700
    Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-born physician (d. 1772)
  • 1885
    George ‘Gabby’Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)
  • 1914
    Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (d. 1996)
  • 1919
    La Esterella, Flemish singer (d. 2011)
  • 1924
    Albert Band, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1964
    Ronnie Harmon, American football player
  • 1969
    Eagle-Eye Cherry, Swedish musician
  • 1973
    Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
  • 1980
    Kate Lawler, English reality television personality

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