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Friday May 7, 2021

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.

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.
  • 1664
    Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
  • 1763
    Indian Wars: Pontiac’s Rebellion begins – Chief Pontiac begins the “Conspiracy of Pontiac” by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.
  • 1824
    World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer’s supervision.
  • 1920
    The Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, opens the first exhibition by the Group of Seven.
  • 1992
    Michigan 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.
  • 1992
    The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission (STS-49).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.

Who were born on May 7?

  • 1833
    Johannes Brahms, German composer (d. 1897)
  • 1861
    Rabindranath Tagore, Indian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1917
    David Tomlinson, English film actor (d. 2000)
  • 1940
    Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1940
    Vasilis N. Triantafillidis, Greek comedian and actor
  • 1945
    Christy Moore, Irish folk artist
  • 1976
    Andrea Lo Cicero, Italian rugby player
  • 1979
    Katie Douglas, American basketball player
  • 1984
    James Loney, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Dan Sweetman, Australian television host

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