On This Day

Historical Events on May 7 (Part 2)

  • 2012 NATO air strike kills 14 and woulds 6 civilians in Afghanistan's Badghis Province

Historic Event

2012 Vladimir Putin sworn in for third six-year term as President of Russia

  • 2012 Paeleoclimatological research claims dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the earth
  • 2013 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
  • 2013 The Dow Jones Industrial average and S&P 500 set record highs
  • 2013 4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines
  • 2013 20 people are killed and 36 are injured after a gas tanker explodes in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
  • 2013 8 people are killed and a dozen are injured after bear attacks in Orissa, India
  • 2013 Jolly Nero, an Italian cargo ship, crashes into the port of Genoa, killing seven people
  • 2013 Delaware becomes the 11th US State to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2014 Fighting between pro-Russian and Kiev forces continue amid fears internationally of a civil war in the Ukraine

Election of Interest

2015 British General Elections: Conservative Party win outright majority and David Cameron returns as Prime Minister

Historic Event

2015 Underwater explorers discover a silver ingot of Captain William Kidd's treasure near Madagascar

  • 2016 142nd Kentucky Derby: Nyquist ridden by Mario Gutierrez wins in 2:01.31

Film & TV History

2017 MTV becomes 1st major awards show to adopt gender-neutral categories - Emma Watson best film actor, Millie Bobby Brown best TV actor

  • 2017 “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box office film ever earning $120 million
  • 2018 Vladimir Putin is sworn in as Russian President for another 6 years
  • 2018 More mudslides in Rwanda kill 18 people bringing the year's death toll to 200
  • 2018 Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study
  • 2018 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Welshman Mark Williams beats John Higgins of Scotland, 18-16; as promised, does his press conference in the nude

Historic Event

2018 Iran-Contra figure Oliver North announced as the new President of the US National Rifle Association

Music History

2018 Met Gala 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' is hosted by Anna Wintour, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Rihanna wearing a Pope-inspired outfit

  • 2019 Denver is the first US city to decriminalize psilocybin "magic mushrooms"
  • 2019 Turkish electoral body decides to re-run the Istanbul mayoral election, won by the opposition, amid worldwide criticism
  • 2019 Venezuela's Congress strips opposition lawmakers of immunity and accuses them of treason
  • 2019 Hackers seize control of the computer system of the US city of Baltimore, demanding a ransom in Bitcoins to unlock them
  • 2020 UK economy heading for its worst crash in 300 years (-14%), since 1706, according to Bank of England forecast
  • 2020 US Father and son arrested for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, after video of the killing surfaces
  • 2020 Toxic leak at Indian chemical factory near Visakhapatnam kills at least 13 and injures many when it tried to reopen after lockdown
  • 2020 US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million or 20% of the workforce, vs two months ago unemployment 3.5%, a 50-year low

Historic Event

2021 Philadelphia Museum of Art unveils major interior renovation and expansion designed by American architect Frank Gehry

  • 2021 The World Health Organization approves the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm, its first made by a non-western country
  • 2021 Ransomware attack on US Colonial pipeline by the DarkSide criminal group stops supply to half of east coast
  • 2021 Former police officer and suspected serial killer Hugo Ernesto Osorio Chávez arrested in Chalchuapa, El Salvador, after a mass grave of 15-40 bodies found at his house
  • 2021 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley no-hits Cleveland Indians, 3-0 at Progressive Field, Cleveland