May 7: Day of the Week
May 7, 2021 was the 127th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 238 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 558In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
- 1664Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
- 1763Indian Wars: Pontiac’s Rebellion begins – Chief Pontiac begins the “Conspiracy of Pontiac” by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.
- 1824World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer’s supervision.
- 1920The Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, opens the first exhibition by the Group of Seven.
- 1992Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise.
- 1992The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission (STS-49).
- 1992Three 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.
- 1999Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
- 2007Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.
Who were born on May 7?
- 1833Johannes Brahms, German composer (d. 1897)
- 1861Rabindranath Tagore, Indian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1941)
- 1917David Tomlinson, English film actor (d. 2000)
- 1940Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
- 1940Vasilis N. Triantafillidis, Greek comedian and actor
- 1945Christy Moore, Irish folk artist
- 1976Andrea Lo Cicero, Italian rugby player
- 1979Katie Douglas, American basketball player
- 1984James Loney, American baseball player
- 1985Dan Sweetman, Australian television host
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