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On This Day: May 07th

This is 127th day of the year and 238 days remain in the year.

in history
1824
Beethoven's 9th Symphony premiered in Vienna.
1915
The British ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine in World War I off the coast of Ireland.
1945
Germany unconditionally surrendered to the allies in Rheims, France.
1954
The 56-day-long battle of Dienbienphu ended with Ho Chi Minh's forces defeating the French, signaling the end of French power in Indochina.
1992
The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting mid-term Congressional pay raises, was ratified.
1994
Edvard Munch's painting, The Scream was recovered a few months after it had been stolen.
1999
During action against Yugoslavia, NATO jets mistakenly bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, killing three and injuring 20.
2000

Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as Russia’s president.

May 07 BirthdaysEdwin H. Land 1909–1991 American inventor and photographic pioneer.
Tim Russertjournalist
Eva Peronpolitical leader
Gary Cooperfilm actor
Johannes Brahmscomposer
Johnny Unitasfootball player
Robert Browningpoet
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovskycomposer,
Archibald MacLeishpoet and public official



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