On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1840

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi, kills 317

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), born in Votkinsk, Russia (d. 1893)

Famous Deaths

  • Caspar David Friedrich, German painter (b. 1774)