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Friday May 7, 2021

May 7: Day of the Week

May 7, 2021 is the 127th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 238 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

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

May 2021
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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.
  • 1920
    The Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, opens the first exhibition by the Group of Seven.
  • 1940
    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.
  • 1992
    Three employees at a McDonald’s Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first “fast-food murder” in Canada.
  • 1994
    Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after having been stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.
  • 2000
    Vladimir Putin is inaugurated president of Russia
  • 2002
    A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
  • 2004
    American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
  • 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?

  • 1892
    Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)
  • 1893
    Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (d. 1985)
  • 1919
    Eva Perón, Argentine first lady (d. 1952)
  • 1933
    Johnny Unitas, American football player (d. 2002)
  • 1945
    Robin Strasser, American TV soap opera actress
  • 1953
    Ian McKay, British soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)
  • 1955
    Peter Reckell, American actor
  • 1959
    Michael E. Knight, American actor
  • 1975
    Jason Tunks, Canadian discus thrower
  • 1987
    Serge Gakpé, Togolese footballer

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