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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 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.

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)

  • 351
    The Jewish revolt against Gallus breaks out. After his arrival at Antioch, the Jews begin a rebellion in Palestine.
  • 558
    In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders that the dome be rebuilt.
  • 1794
    French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
  • 1920
    Treaty of Moscow: Soviet Russia recognizes the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.
  • 1974
    West German Chancellor Willy Brandt resigns.
  • 1999
    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.
  • 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?

  • 1530
    Louis I de Bourbon, Prince de Condé, French Huguenot general (d. 1569)
  • 1724
    Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general (d. 1797)
  • 1740
    Nikolai Arkharov, Russian general (d. 1814)
  • 1929
    Babe Parilli, American football player
  • 1940
    Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1943
    Terry Allen, American country music singer
  • 1957
    Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1976
    Calvin Booth, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Lisa Kelly, Irish singer
  • 1984
    Drew Stanton, American football player

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