What Happened on May 7

Significant Events

  • 1429 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
  • 1912 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories, after established by Joseph Pulitzer
  • 1915 RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland; 1198 lives lost
  • 1939 Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
  • 1945 World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims
  • 1952 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer
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Did You Know?

Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

On May 7, 1998

Famous Weddings

  • 1883 US Senator Albert B. Fall (21) weds Emma Garland Morgan in Clarksville, Texas
  • 1914 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in The White House
  • 1950 Actor Jack Lemmon (25) weds tv actress Cynthia Stone (24)
  • 1958 "The Mark of Zorro" actor Tyrone Power (44) weds Debbie Ann Minardos
  • 1994 Gary Hart's girlfriend Donna Rice (36) weds Jack Hughes (42)
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