Historical Events on May 7 (Part 2)

  • 2006 52nd British Academy Television Awards: "Help" Best Comedy, "Doctor Who" Best Drama
  • 2007 Ehud Netzer of Hebrew University announces he has discovered the tomb of Herod the Great at Herodium, West Bank

Event of Interest

2008 Dmitry Medvedev is sworn in as the 3rd President of the Russian Federation

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

2011 "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, premieres in - opening weekend makes $350.6m

  • 2011 137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04
  • 2012 NATO air strike kills 14 and woulds 6 civilians in Afghanistan's Badghis Province
  • 2012 Paeleoclimatological research claims dinosaur flatulence may have warmed the earth

Event of Interest

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

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

Election of Interest

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

  • 2016 142nd Kentucky Derby: 3-1 chance Nyquist ridden by Mario Gutierrez wins in front of second largest attendance of 167,227

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 Global tourism accounts for 8% of the world's carbon emissions according to a University of Sydney study

Event of Interest

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

Met Gala

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

  • 2018 More mudslides in Rwanda kill 18 people bringing the year's death toll to 200
  • 2018 Vladimir Putin is sworn in as Russian President for another 6 years
  • 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
  • 2019 Denver is the first US city to decriminalize psilocybin "magic mushrooms"
  • 2019 Hackers seize control of the computer system of the US city of Baltimore, demanding a ransom in Bitcoins to unlock them
  • 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
  • 2020 Toxic leak at Indian chemical factory near Visakhapatnam kills at least 13 and injures many when it tried to reopen after lockdown
  • 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 US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million or 20% of the workforce, vs two months ago unemployment 3.5%, a 50-year low
  • 2021 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley no-hits Cleveland Indians, 3-0 at Progressive Field, Cleveland
  • 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

Event of Interest

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

  • 2021 Ransomware attack on US Colonial pipeline by the DarkSide criminal group stops supply to half of east coast
  • 2021 The World Health Organization approves the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm, its first made by a non-western country
  • 2022 148th Kentucky Derby: Venezuelan jockey Sonny Leon rides 80-1 outsider Rich Strike to victory to become second biggest longshot to win in the history of the event
  • 2022 Afghan women issued decree to cover their faces in public (hijab reaching head to toe) by Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or her male guardian faces criminal punishment [1]

Music History

2022 Berklee College of Music bestows honorary doctorates to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr; bassist Chuck Rainey; composer James Newton Howard; and R&B singer Lalah Hathaway

  • 2023 Man rams car into group of migrants waiting at a bus stop in Brownsville, Texas, killing eight people and injuring at least 10 [1]
  • 2023 Syria is readmitted into the influential Arab League, more than ten year after being thrown out for repressing pro-democracy protesters [1]