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  • Vienna, Austria
    Friday May 7, 1824

    Beethoven

    The Ninth Symphony

    Vienna, Austria
    Friday May 7, 1824

    Two commissions in 1822 improved Beethoven's financial prospects. The Philharmonic Society of London offered a commission for a symphony, and Prince Nikolas Golitsin of Saint Petersburg offered to pay Beethoven's price for three string quartets. The first of these commissions spurred him to finish the Ninth Symphony, which was first performed, along with the Missa Solemnis, on 7 May 1824, to great acclaim at the Kärntnertortheater.




  • 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.




  • Kumrovec, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (Now Croatia)
    Saturday May 7, 1892

    Josip Broz Tito

    Birth

    Kumrovec, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (Now Croatia)
    Saturday May 7, 1892

    Josip Broz was born on 7 May 1892 in Kumrovec, a village in the northern Croatian region of Hrvatsko Zagorje, which at that time was part of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.




  • Martinique
    Wednesday May 7, 1902

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Mount Pelée

    Martinique
    Wednesday May 7, 1902

    Mount Pelée (Montagne Pelée, meaning "bald mountain" or "peeled mountain") is a volcano at the northern end of Martinique, an island and French overseas department in the Lesser Antilles island arc of the Caribbean. Its volcanic cone is composed of stratified layers of hardened ash and solidified lava. The stratovolcano's eruption in 1902 destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing 28,000 people in the space of a few minutes, in the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century.




  • Buftea, Romania
    Tuesday May 7, 1918

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    The Treaty of Bucharest

    Buftea, Romania
    Tuesday May 7, 1918

    Romania was alone on the Eastern Front, a situation that far surpassed its military capabilities. Therefore, on 7 May 1918, Romania sued for peace. The prime minister of Romania, Alexandru Marghiloman, signed the Treaty of Bucharest (1918) with the Central Powers. However, this treaty was never signed by King Ferdinand of Romania.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 7, 1940

    World War II

    The Norway Debate

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 7, 1940

    The Norway Debate, sometimes called the Narvik Debate, was a momentous debate in the British House of Commons during the Second World War from 7 to 9 May 1940. It has been called the most far-reaching parliamentary debate of the twentieth century. At the end of the second day, the members held a vote of no confidence which was won by the government, but with a drastically reduced majority.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    Sony Corporation

    Founding

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    Sony began in the wake of World War II. In 1946, Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in a department store building in Tokyo. The company started with a capital of ¥190,000 and a total of eight employees.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    Sony Corporation

    Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    On 7 May 1946, Ibuka was joined by Akio Morita to establish a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation).The company built Japan's first tape recorder, called the Type-G. In 1958, the company changed its name to "Sony".


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    Akio Morita

    Founding Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (SONY)

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday May 7, 1946

    On May 7, 1946, Ibuka founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, the forerunner of Sony Corporation) with about 20 employees and initial capital of ¥190,000. Ibuka was 38 years old. Morita, 25 years old joined Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha shortly after its inception, with Morita's family investing in Sony during the early period and being the largest shareholder.


  • 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.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday May 7, 1954

    Vietnam War

    The Geneva Conference

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Friday May 7, 1954

    On 7 May 1954, the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu surrendered. The defeat marked the end of French military involvement in Indochina. At the Geneva Conference, the French negotiated a ceasefire agreement with the Viet Minh, and independence was granted to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.


  • Điện Biên Phủ, Dien Bien, Vietnam
    Friday May 7, 1954

    Ho Chi Minh

    The Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Điện Biên Phủ, Dien Bien, Vietnam
    Friday May 7, 1954

    In 1954, after the crushing defeat of French Union forces at Battle of Dien Bien Phu, 2300 French soldiers died during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu more than 10000 french soldiers have surrendered to Vieth Minh. France gave up its fight against the Việt Minh, losing 70,000 soldiers from the eight years of the First Indochina War.


  • Latvia
    Monday May 7, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Latvia's Prime Minister

    Latvia
    Monday May 7, 1990

    On May 7, 1990, Ivars Godmanis of the Latvian Popular Front was elected chairman of the Council of Ministers (the equivalent of being Latvia's Prime Minister).


  • Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday May 7, 1999

    Kosovo War

    NATO bombs hit the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade

    Belgrade, Serbia
    Friday May 7, 1999

    On May 7, NATO bombs hit the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, killing three Chinese journalists and outraging Chinese public opinion. The United States and NATO later apologised for the bombing, saying that it occurred because of an outdated map provided by the CIA.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 7, 1999

    James Bond

    High Time to Kill was published

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Friday May 7, 1999

    High Time to Kill, published in 1999, is the fourth novel by Raymond Benson featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, James Bond.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Sunday May 7, 2000

    Vladimir Putin

    A President

    Moscow, Russia
    Sunday May 7, 2000

    The inauguration of President Putin occurred on 7 May 2000. Putin appointed the Minister of Finance, Mikhail Kasyanov, as the Prime Minister.


  • 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.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Sunday May 7, 2006

    Zinedine Zidane

    Retirement

    Madrid, Spain
    Sunday May 7, 2006

    On 7 May 2006, Zidane, who had announced his plans to retire after the 2006 World Cup, played his farewell match and scored in a 3–3 draw with Villarreal.


  • the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop, England
    Friday May 7, 2010

    Prince Harry

    Prince Charles presented him

    the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop, England
    Friday May 7, 2010

    Prince Charles presented him with his flying brevet (wings) on 7 May 2010 at a ceremony at the Army Air Corps Base (AAC), Middle Wallop. Harry had let it be known he intended to fly Apache attack helicopters if he was successful in passing the rigorous Apache training course. This would allow him to see active military service again on the frontline in Afghanistan.


  • 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.


  • Leicester Square London, WC2 United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 7, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Fast & Furious

    Leicester Square London, WC2 United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 7, 2013

    Johnson starred in the sequels, Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Fate of the Furious (2017).


  • London, England
    Thursday May 7, 2015

    David Cameron

    Cameron was re-elected UK Prime Minister

    London, England
    Thursday May 7, 2015

    On 7 May 2015, Cameron was re-elected UK Prime Minister with a majority in the Commons.


  • England
    Thursday May 7, 2015

    David Cameron

    The Conservative Party's decisive win in the General Election

    England
    Thursday May 7, 2015

    The Conservative Party's decisive win in the general election was as a surprise victory, as most polls and commentators predicted the outcome would be too close to call and result in a second hung parliament. Forming the first Conservative majority government since 1992, David Cameron became the first Prime Minister to be re-elected immediately after a full term with a larger popular vote share since Lord Salisbury at the 1900 general election.


  • France
    Sunday May 7, 2017

    Emmanuel Macron

    Second round of the presidential election

    France
    Sunday May 7, 2017

    On 7 May 2017, Macron was elected President of France with 66.1% of the vote compared to Marine Le Pen's 33.9%.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 7, 2018

    Vladimir Putin

    Fourth presidential term

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 7, 2018

    Putin won the 2018 presidential election with more than 76% of the vote. His fourth term began on 7 May 2018.


  • 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.


  • Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 7, 2019

    Lionel Messi

    Suffer in Anfield

    Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday May 7, 2019

    Barcelona suffered a 4–0 away defeat, which saw Liverpool advance to the final 4–3 on aggregate, leaving the UEFA Champions League. Six days before, Messi scored twice in a 3–0 home win over Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals; his second goal of the match, a 35-yard free-kick, was the 600th senior club goal of his career, all of which had been scored with Barcelona.


  • Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday May 7, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Quarter a Million Deaths

    Geneva, Switzerland
    Thursday May 7, 2020

    On the 7th of May in 2020, the WHO declared in its 108th situational report that the number of cases was 3,672,238 and that the number of deaths has passed a quarter million with 254,045 deaths.


  • 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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