eso ha pasado un 07 Mayo

1840 : Great Natchez Tornado

On May 7, 1840, a tornado, which would have been a F5 on the Fujita scale if it had existed at the time, hit the city of Natchez in Mississippi, killing 317 people and destroying several neighborhoods.

1915 : RMS Lusitania sunk by a torpedo

On 7 May 1915, the transatlantic liner, RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, killing nearly 1,200 people including 128 Americans.
This disaster caused a strong anti-German feeling in the U.S..

1945 : Surrender of the Germans

On 7 May 1945, the Germans, represented by the Chief of the Operations Staff Alfred Jodl, signed their unconditional surrender at Reims. This document ended 6 years of war in Europe.

1954 : Fall of Dien Bien Phu

On 7 May 1954, after nearly two months of siege, the General Giap's Viet Minh troops gave the final attack on the weakened French forces at Dien Bien Phu in northwestern Vietnam. Despite a tenacious defense, the French troops were overrun and soldiers who could still stand up were taken to prison camps where many died.

1992 : First launch of Endeavour

On May 7, 1992, space shuttle Endeavour began its first trip from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It had been built to replace the shuttle Challenger which exploded in 1986.

Cita del día : 07 Mayo

Gary Cooper
In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.

Cumpleaños : 07 Mayo

Robert Browning, Poeta inglés (1812)
Johannes Brahms, Compositor alemán (1833)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Compositor ruso (1840)
Archibald Primrose, Primer ministro del Reino Unido (1847)
Rabindranath Tagore, Escritor indio, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1861)
Władysław Reymont, Novelista polaco, premio Nobel de Literatura (1867)
Josip Broz Tito, Presidente de Yugoslavia (1892)
Gary Cooper, Actor americano (1901)
Eva Perón, Política argentina (1919)
Gaston Rébuffat, Alpinista francés (1921)
Anne Baxter, Actriz americana (1923)
Sidney Altman, Biólogo molecular canadiense estadounidense, Premio Nobel de Química (1939)
Angela Carter, Novelista y periodista inglesa (1940)
Thelma Houston, Cantante americana (1946)
Philippe Geluck, Dibujante belga (1954)
Amy Heckerling, Directora de cine americana (1954)
Sylvain Augier, Presentador de televisión francés (1955)
Jan Peter Balkenende, Primer ministro de los Países Bajos (2002 - 2010) (1956)
Véronique Jannot, Actriz francesa (1957)
Traci Lords, Actriz porno estadounidense (1968)
Eagle-Eye Cherry, Músico sueco (1968)
Paolo Savoldelli, Ciclista italiano (1973)
Sophie Thalmann, Presentadora de televisión francesa (1976)
Elodie Lussac, Gimnasta francés (1979)
Johan Kenkhuis, Nadador holandés (1980)
Matt Helders, Músico inglés (Arctic Monkeys) (1986)

Nos han dejado un 07 Mayo

Pietro Nardini, Compositor italiano (1793)
Antonio Salieri, Compositor italiano (1825)
Felix Weingartner, Compositor y pianista austriaco (1942)
Gaston Defferre, Político francés (1986)
Guy Williams, Actor americano (1989)
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Actor americano (2000)
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