May 7: Day of the Week
May 7, 2018 was the 127th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 238 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1664Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
- 1864American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany’s participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.
- 1952The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
- 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.
- 1994Edvard Munch’s iconic painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after having been stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.
- 2002A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
- 2007Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.
Who were born on May 7?
- 1397Sejong the Great, was the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea (d. 1450)
- 1928John Ingle, American actor
- 1937Claude Raymond, Quebec baseball player
- 1943Harvey Andrews, English singer and songwriter
- 1943Terry Allen, American country music singer
- 1954Amy Heckerling, American director
- 1955Peter Reckell, American actor
- 1960Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist
- 1977Lisa Kelly, Irish singer
- 1980Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
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