What Happened on May 7

Historical Events

  • 1429 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
  • 1867 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel Patents Dynamite in England, the first of three patents he would receive for the explosive material

May 7 in Film & TV

  • 2017 “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box office film ever earning $120 million

May 7 in Music

May 7 in Sport

  • 1992 Champion Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. retires after winning 7,057 thoroughbred horse races

Did You Know?

First printed copies of "Poems" by Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë received, published under pseudonym of Acton, Currer and Ellis Bell (2 copies sold)

On May 7, 1846

Would You Believe?

Paeleoclimatological research claims dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the earth

On May 7, 2012

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)

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