On This Day

On This Day in History for May 7

Events in History

  • 558 In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.
  • 1274 2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens, convened by Pope Gregory X
  • 1355 1,200 Jews of Toledo, Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
  • 1416 Monk Nicolaas Serrurier arrested because of heresy at Tournay
  • 1429 English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
  • 1579 Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
  • 1624 Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
  • 1638 Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
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Weddings in History

  • 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
  • 1994 Gary Hart's girlfriend Donna Rice (36) weds Jack Hughes (42)

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