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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.

Citazione del giorno : 07 Maggio

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

Compleanni : 07 Maggio

Robert Browning, Poeta inglese (1812)
Johannes Brahms, Compositore tedesco (1833)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Compositore russo (1840)
Archibald Primrose, Primo Ministro del Regno Unito (1847)
Rabindranath Tagore, Scrittore indiano, Premio Nobel per la letteratura (1861)
Władysław Reymont, Romanziere polacco, Premio Nobel per la letteratura (1867)
Josip Broz Tito, Presidente della Jugoslavia (1892)
Gary Cooper, Attore americano (1901)
Eva Perón, Politica argentina (1919)
Gaston Rébuffat, Alpinista francese (1921)
Anne Baxter, Attrice americana (1923)
Sidney Altman, Biologo molecolare canadese americano, Premio Nobel per la Chimica (1939)
Angela Carter, Scrittore e giornalista inglese (1940)
Thelma Houston, Cantante americana (1946)
Philippe Geluck, Fumettista belga (1954)
Amy Heckerling, Regista americana (1954)
Sylvain Augier, Presentatore televisivo francese (1955)
Jan Peter Balkenende, Primo ministro dei Paesi Bassi (2002 - 2010) (1956)
Véronique Jannot, Attrice francese (1957)
Traci Lords, Attrice porno americana (1968)
Eagle-Eye Cherry, Musicista svedese (1968)
Paolo Savoldelli, Ciclista italiano (1973)
Sophie Thalmann, Presentatore televisivo francese (1976)
Elodie Lussac, Ginnasta francese (1979)
Johan Kenkhuis, Nuotatore olandese (1980)
Matt Helders, Musicista inglese (Arctic Monkeys) (1986)

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Pietro Nardini, Compositore italiano (1793)
Antonio Salieri, Compositore italiano (1825)
Felix Weingartner, Compositore e pianista austriaco (1942)
Gaston Defferre, Politico francese (1986)
Guy Williams, Attore americano (1989)
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Attore americano (2000)
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