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Saturday, May 7, 2011

The "Yomiuri" reports that Japan and the United States have given up on plans to relocate Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from Okinawa by 2014. //www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42940300 (Reuters via MSNBC)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Scientists conducting the Neanderthal genome project announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthalgenome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.ref name=Pinkowski

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Dmitry Medvedev assumes the role of the President of Russia. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7386940.stm (BBC News)

Monday, May 7, 2007

Discovery is announced of the Kerguelen Plateau, an Antarctic sunken large island formerly joined to India, from the icebreaker Polarstern at its homeport of Bremerhaven, Germany, after a 19-month research voyage to Antarctica. //timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2009270.cms (Times of India)
NASA announces that the Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based telescopes have discovered a massive supernova designated SN 2006gy, the largest ever recorded, and possibly a new type that has been predicted but never observed. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6633609.stm (BBC) //www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070507_brighest_sn.html (Space.com)

Monday, May 7, 2001

In Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, an attempt is made to reconstruct the Ferhadija mosque. However, the ceremony results in mass riots by Serb nationalists, who beat and stone 300 elderly Bosnian Muslims.

Sunday, May 7, 1995

Wednesday, May 7, 1980

In Florida, the Liberian freighter "Summit Venture" hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Ta Bay. A 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapses and 35 people (most in a bus) are killed.
The Norco shootout takes place in California.
James Alexander George Smith Jags McCartney the Turks and Caicos Islands’ first Chief Minister, is killed in a plane crash over New Jersey.
Paul Geidel, convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, is released from prison in Beacon, New York, after 68 years and 245 days (the longest-ever time served by an inmate).

Sunday, May 7, 1972

General elections are held in Italy.

Friday, May 7, 1954

Vietnam War: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat (the battle began on March 13).

Tuesday, May 7, 1946

Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed "Sony") is founded with about 20 employees.

Monday, May 7, 1945

WWII: General Alfred Jodl signs unconditional surrender terms at Reims, France, ending Germany's participation in the war. The document takes effect the next day.

Friday, May 7, 1937

Spanish Civil War: The German Condor Legion Fighter Group, equipped with Heinkel He 51 biplanes, arrives in Spain to assist Francisco Franco's forces.

Thursday, May 7, 1936

Italy annexes Ethiopia.

Monday, May 7, 1934

The Pearl of Lao Tzu, 24 x 14 cm, is found in a giant clam off Palawan, Philippines.

Tuesday, May 7, 1929

The Battle Of Blood Alley is fought in Sydney, Australia

Saturday, May 7, 1927

A Civil war ends in Nicaragua.

Friday, May 7, 1915

WWI: The RMS \'\'Lusitania\'\' is sunk by a German U-boat, killing 1,198.

Wednesday, May 7, 1902

In Saint Vincent, La Soufrière erupts, devastating the northern portion of the island, killing 2,000 people

Saturday, May 7, 1898

May 9 ndash Bava-Beccaris massacre: Hundreds of demonstrators are killed when General Fiorenzo Bava-Beccaris orders troops to fire on a rally in Milan, Italy (in 1900, King Umberto I of Italy is killed in an act of vengeance for his praise of the shooting).

Saturday, May 7, 1892

The Cook Islands issue their first postage sts.

Friday, May 7, 1875

The Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1875) is signed between Japan and Russia.
The S.S. ''Schiller'' wrecks on the rocks off the Isles of Scilly.

Tuesday, May 7, 1867

First public performance of "Cox and Box" by Francis Burnand and Arthur Sullivan, at the Adelphi Theatre, London.
Treaty of London: the great powers of Europe reaffirm the neutrality of Luxembourg, ending the Luxembourg Crisis.
Canadian Confederation: Queen Victoria signs the British North America Act, creating the Dominion of Canada with effect from July 1.
The Austro-Hungarian agreement (called "Ausgleich" in German or "kiegyezés" in Hungarian (the Compromise)) is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire on June 8 Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria is crowned King of Hungary.
Alfred Nobel patents dynamite in the United Kingdom.

Saturday, May 7, 1864

Clipper Ship "City of Adelaide" launched in Sunderland, United Kingdom. The ship has become the world's oldest surviving clipper ship of only two that survive - "Cutty Sark" is the other.
American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.

Tuesday, May 7, 1861

American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.

Friday, May 7, 1847

In Philadelphia, the American Medical Association (AMA) is founded.

Thursday, May 7, 1840

The Great Natchez Tornado: A massive tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi during the early afternoon hours. Before it is over, 317 people are killed and 109 injured. It is the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history.

Saturday, May 7, 1836

The settlement of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.

Monday, May 7, 1832

The Treaty of London creates an independent Kingdom of Greece. Otto of Wittelsbach, Prince of Bavaria, is chosen King. Thus begins the history of modern Greece.

Friday, May 7, 1824

Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9", premieres in Vienna.

Monday, May 7, 1770

Fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette arrives at the French court.

Saturday, May 7, 1763

Chief Pontiac begins the Conspiracy of Pontiac by attacking British forces at Fort Detroit.

Saturday, May 7, 1718

June ndash Blackbeard and Bonnet take refuge in Bath, North Carolina, where Governor Charles Eden pardons them and their crew.

Tuesday, May 7, 1697

The royal castle Tre Kronor (Three Crowns) in Stockholm burns to the ground. A large portion of the royal library is destroyed.

Thursday, May 7, 1682

The reign of Peter the Great officially begins.

Monday, May 7, 1663

Opening of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Thursday, May 7, 1592

The Battle of Okpo is another naval victory for Korea over Japan.

Thursday, April 28, 1429 (Julianian calendar)

The Tourelles, the last English siege fortification at Orléans, falls. Joan of Arc becomes the hero of the battle by returning wounded to lead the final charge.

Monday, April 29, 1342 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Clement VI succeeds Pope Benedict XII as the 198th pope.

Monday, April 30, 1274 (Julianian calendar)

The Second Council of Lyons, held by the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church convenes to consider the liberation of the Holy Land via Crusades and address the East-West Schism with the Byzantine church. The Council eventually approves a tithe to support efforts to liberate the Holy Land from Muslims, and reaches apparent resolution of the schism which ultimately proves unsuccessful.
Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla writes "Ginnat Egoz" (Garden of Nuts).
November ndash The diet at Nuremberg orders that all crown estates seized since the death of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor be restored to Rudolph I of Germany almost all European rulers agree, with the notable exception of King Otakar II of Bohemia, who had benefited greatly by conquering or otherwise coming into possession of many of those lands.
Bonvesin de la Riva writes the didactic-allegoric poemet "Libro de le tre scritture" (Negra, Rubra, Aurea), the first text in ancient Western Lombard language (still similar to other Gallo-Italian languages), and one of the first great literary works in Italy. It tells about Hell, Christ's Passion and Paradise this plot suggests Dante in his "Comedia".
His interim chancellor and effective regent, Walter de Merton retires from royal service to make the final revisions to his statutes for the foundation of Merton College, Oxford and take up the post of Bishop of Rochester.
King Edward I of England finally returns from the Ninth Crusade to England to be crowned king, 2 years after his father King Henry III's death.
Pope Gregory X decrees that conclaves (meetings during which the electors have no contact with the outside) should be used for papal elections, reforming the electoral process which had taken over 3 years to elect him.
The first main survey of the Hundred Rolls, an Englishcensus seen as a follow up to the Domesday Book completed in 1086, is begun it lasts until 1275.
In Florence, the nine-year-old Dante Alighieri first sees the eight-year-old Beatrice.
One of Edward's first acts is to enforce a decree requiring all EnglishJews to wear yellow badges.

Saturday, April 30, 1104 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Harran: Baldwin II, count of Edessa, is taken prisoner by the Seljuk TurksTancred becomes regent.

Sunday, May 5, 558 (Julianian calendar)

Clotaire I reunites the Frankish kingdom.
The Guanghua Temple is built.//www.fzu.edu.cn/fujian/eput.html Litchi City Putian
In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I orders the dome rebuilt.
Istemi of the Western Turks, in alliance with Sassanid Persia, defeats the Hephthalites.

Monday, May 6, 351 (Julianian calendar)

The Jewish revolt against Gallus breaks out. After his arrival at Antioch, the Jews begin a rebellion in Palestine. The Roman garrison in the town of Diocesarea is destroyed.
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