On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 20 people are killed and 36 are injured after a gas tanker explodes in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
  • 4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines
  • 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
  • 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India
  • Delaware becomes the 11th US State to legalize same-sex marriage
  • Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
  • The Dow Jones Industrial average and S&P 500 set record highs

Famous Deaths

  • George Sauer, Jr., American football player, dies from heart failure at 69
  • Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), dies at 92