May 07: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On May 7, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 7th of May is the 127th day of the Gregorian calendar, and it commemorates the establishment of New Orleans as well as the launch of the Endeavor space shuttle, which was dispatched to retrieve an Intelsat VI satellite.

Taurus is the zodiac sign for May 7. Adam Bernstein, Aidy Bryant, and Alexander Ludwig are all born on May 7th. National Tourism Day is observed on May 7th.


(May 07, 1911)
Ishiro Honda, a Japanese director best known for a trilogy of Godzilla films, was born in Yamagata prefecture.


(May 07, 1915)
The RMS Lusitania is sunk by the German submarine U-20, killing 1,198 passengers, including 128 Americans. Many erstwhile pro-Germans in the United States turn against the German Empire as a result of the sinking.

(May 07, 1945)
General Alfred Jodl led a German delegation to General Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters in Reims, France, where they signed the surrender paperwork that officially ended World War II in Europe.

(May 07, 1946)
Ibuka Masaru and Morita Akio formed Sony Corporation, a large Japanese manufacturer of consumer electronics devices.

(May 07, 1954)
During the First Indochina War, Viet Minh General Vo Nguyen Giap caught the French off guard at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, encircling their stronghold with 40,000 soldiers and employing heavy artillery to conquer it.

(Died on May 07, 2015)
John Dixon, Australian-American author and illustrator (b. 1929).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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