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May 7 Birthdays

Edwin H. Land
1909–1991 American inventor and photographic pioneer.

Robert Browning
poet (1812)

Johannes Brahms
composer (1833)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
composer, (1840)

Archibald MacLeish
poet and public official (1892)

Gary Cooper
film actor (1901)

Eva Peron
political leader (1919)

Johnny Unitas
football player (1933)

Tim Russert
journalist (1950)

May 7 in History

1824

Beethoven's 9th Symphony premiered in Vienna.

1847

The American Medical Association was organized in Philadelphia, Pa.

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.

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