Tuesday May 7, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 7: Day of the Week

May 7, 2024 is the 128th day of the year 2024 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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

May 2024

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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.

May 7 Historical Event(s)

In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
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.
French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later.
Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
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.
A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.

Who were born on May 7?

Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)
Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist (d. 2007)
Gene Wolfe, American science fiction author
Claude Raymond, Quebec baseball player
Peter Carey, Australian author
Terry Allen, American country music singer
Jerry Nolan, American musician (The New York Dolls, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers) (d. 1992)
Jun Falkenstein, American film director
Shawn Marion, American basketball player
Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer

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