May 7


May 28, 2022

May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 238 days remaining until the end of the year.

Name days

Finnish calendar: Helmi, Kastehelmi Finnish - Swedish calendar: Tua orthodox calendar: Aake Sámi calendar: Helbme, Tuá in older calendars: Achatius, Domicilla, Kustaava, Stanislaus


558 - The roof of Hagia Sophia collapses in Constantinople. The Byzantine emperor Justinian I immediately ordered the church to be rebuilt. 1274 - The Second Synod of Lyon convenes for the first time. 1348 - Charles University, the oldest university in Central Europe, is founded. 1697 - Stockholm's old medieval royal castle is destroyed by fire. 1718 - New Orleans is founded. 1832 - In the Treaty of London, Britain, France, Russia and Bavaria recognize an independent Greece, elected King Prince Otto Wittelsbach of Bavaria. 1877 - The Finnish Red Cross is founded. 1915 - World War I: German submarine U-20 sinks RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 people. 1920 - Polish-Soviet war: Kiev is occupied by Polish forces. 1945 - World War II: At 2:41 a.m., General Alfred Jodl signs an absolute surrender treaty in Reims, France, to end all German hostilities. The agreement entered into force the following day at 23:01 Central European Time. 1946 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later known as Sony) is founded with about 20 employees. 1952 - Geoffrey W. A. ​​Dummer first published the concept of the microcircuit, the foundation of all modern computers. 1954 - War in Indochina: Battle of Biiện Biên Phủ ends in defeat to France (battle begins on March 13). 1960 - Cold War: U-2 crisis. Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev announced that the Soviet Union had arrested US U-2 pilot Gary Powers. 1969 - Helsinki City Council decides to build Helsinki's first metro line. 1995 - Finland wins the world hockey championship for the first time in the country's history. 1998 - Apple Computer launches the iMac. 1998 - Mercedes-Benz acquires Chrysler Corporation for $ 40 billion, making DaimlerChrysler the largest industrial merger in history. 1999 - João Bernardo Vieira, President of Guinea-Bissau, is ousted in a military coup. 1999 - Kosovo War: US Air Force strikes Chinese embassy in Belgrade.


1530 - Louis I Condé, French general and Huguenot leader (d. 1569) 1553 - Albrekt Fredrik, Duke of Prussia (d. 1618) 1711 - David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1776) 1737 - Otto Henrik Igelström, Russian diplomat and general (d. 1817) 1745 - Johann Anton Güldenstädt, Baltic German naturalist and explorer (c. 1781) 1748 - Olympe de Gouges, French playwright, journalist and feminist (d. 1793) 1763 - Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish nobleman and politician (c. 1813) 1812 - Robert Browning, English poet (husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning) (d. 1889) 1833 - Johannes Brahms, German composer (Ein Deutsches Requiem) (c. 1897) 1840 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (The Nutcracker, Swan Pond) (c. 1893) 1841 - Gustave Le Bon, French psychologist and sociologist (d. 1931) 1847 - Archibald Primrose, British politician and prime minister (d. 1929) 1851 - Adolf von Harnack, German theologian (d. 1930) 1861 - Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature (Sacred Songs) (c. 1941) 1867 - Władysław Reymont, Polish author of the 1924 Nobel Prize in Literature (Peasants) (b. 1925) 1870 - Sigurd Wettenhovi-Aspa, Finnish painter, sculptor