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  • Natchez and Mississippi, U.S.
    Thursday May 7, 1840

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    The Great Natchez Tornado

    Natchez and Mississippi, U.S.
    Thursday May 7, 1840

    The Great Natchez Tornado hit Natchez, Mississippi, on Thursday, May 7, 1840. This tornado was the second deadliest tornado in United States history; at least 317 people were killed and at least 109 were injured.




  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 7, 1952

    Computer

    The First public description of an integrated Circuit

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 7, 1952

    The next great advance in computing power came with the advent of the integrated circuit. The idea of the integrated circuit was first conceived by a radar scientist working for the Royal Radar Establishment of the Ministry of Defence, Geoffrey W.A. Dummer. Dummer presented the first public description of an integrated circuit at the Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington, D.C. on 7 May 1952.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 7, 2003

    Michael Jordan

    Fired

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday May 7, 2003

    On May 7, 2003, Wizards owner Abe Pollin fired Jordan as the team's president of basketball operations. Jordan later stated that he felt betrayed, and that if he had known he would be fired upon retiring he never would have come back to play for the Wizards.




  • U.S.
    Monday May 7, 2012

    Java (programming language)

    Legal Dispute

    U.S.
    Monday May 7, 2012

    The use of Java-related technology in Android led to a legal dispute between Oracle and Google. On May 7, 2012, a San Francisco jury found that if APIs could be copyrighted, then Google had infringed Oracle's copyrights by the use of Java in Android devices.




  • California, U.S.
    Monday May 7, 2018

    Nokia

    Nokia announced that it has acquired SpaceTime Insight

    California, U.S.
    Monday May 7, 2018

    On 7 May 2018, Nokia announced that it has acquired a California-based IoT startup, SpaceTime Insight.




  • United States
    Monday May 7, 2018

    Elon Musk

    Musk and Grimes

    United States
    Monday May 7, 2018

    On 7 May 2018, Musk and Canadian musician Grimes revealed that they had begun dating.




  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday May 7, 2020

    Zoom Video Communications

    Zoom announced that it had acquired Keybase

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Thursday May 7, 2020

    On May 7, 2020, Zoom announced that it had acquired Keybase, a company specializing in end-to-end encryption.


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