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May 7th History

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May 7th In Pop Culture History

1718 - La Nouvelle-Orleans (now New Orleans) was founded by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, the Regent of France.

1896 - Dr. H. H. Holmes, one of America's first well-known serial killers, was hanged to death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 200 bodies were found in his property.

1902 (Volcano) Mount Pelee (Mount Pele), Martinique

1915 - A German U-boat sank the Lusitania.

1952 - The concept of the integrated circuit chip was first presented, at a Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington DC, by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.

1963 - NASA launched the Telstar 2 communications satellite on behalf of AT&T.

1966 # 1 Hit May 7, 1966 - May 27, 1966: The Mamas & the Papas - Monday, Monday

1977 # 1 Hit May 7, 1977 - May 13, 1977: Eagles - Hotel California

1988 # 1 Hit May 7, 1988 - May 13, 1988: Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well

1994 - Norway's most famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch (1893), was recovered almost three months after it was stolen from a museum in Oslo.

1998 - Germany's Daimler-Benz announced the purchase of the Chrysler Corporation, forming DaimlerChrysler AG. It was sold again in 2006, forming Chrysler LLC.

2005 # 1 Hit May 7, 2005 - June 3, 2005: Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl

May 7th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Breckin Meyer (1974)
Eagle Eye Cherry (1969)
Anne Baxter (1923)
Traci Lords (1968)
Gary Cooper (1901)
Eva Peron (1919)
Johannes Brahms (1833)
George "Gabby" Hayes (1885)
Darren McGavin (1922 - 2006)
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