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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1429Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning, wounded, to lead the final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years’ War.
- 1697Stockholm’s royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced by the current Royal Palace in the eighteenth century.
- 1718The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
- 1864American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.
- 1915World War I: German submarine SMU U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people including 128 Americans. Public reaction to the sinking turns many formerly pro-Germans in the United States against the German Empire.
- 1920Kiev Offensive: Polish troops led by Józef Piłsudski and Edward Rydz-Śmigły and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.
- 1942During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
- 1960Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
- 1974West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.
- 2009Over 100 New Zealand Police officers begin a 40-hour siege of a lone gunman in Napier, New Zealand.
Who were born on May 7?
- 1836Joseph Gurney Cannon, American politician (d. 1926)
- 1867Władysław Reymont, Polish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1925)
- 1922Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
- 1928John Ingle, American actor
- 1931Gene Wolfe, American science fiction author
- 1939Ruud Lubbers, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- 1950Randall ‘Tex’Cobb, American boxer and actor
- 1955Peter Reckell, American actor
- 1967Martin Bryant, Australian mass murderer
- 1984Alex Smith, American football player
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