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7 May

558 – Constantinople – Dome of Hagia Sophia collapsed. http://beneaththehagiasophia.com/history-hagia-sophia-christian-period/  http://www.learn.columbia.edu/ma/htm/or/ma_or_gloss_collapse.htm

1274 – France – Second Council of Lyons opened. http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Councils/ecum14.htm

1342 – Rome/Avignon – Cardinal Pierre Roger became Pope Clement VI. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_VI

1685 – Montenegro – Battle on Vrtijeljka (Morean War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_on_Vrtijeljka

1697 – Sweden – Royal Castle, Stockholm destroyed by fire. http://www.stockholmmuseum.com/museums/historic/the-royal-palace.htm

1718 – America – New Orleans founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_Orleans http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Le_Moyne,_Sieur_de_Bienville

1763 – Canada/America – Pontiac’s Rebellion began. http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_furtrade/fp_contact_pontiac.html  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac%27s_War

1794 – France – Cult of the Supreme Being introduces as new state religion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_the_Supreme_Being

1840 – USA – Tornado hit Natchez, Mississippi, 317 killed. https://youtu.be/OGMCBemHlwk http://www.weathersnapshot.com/great-natchez-tornado-may-7th-1840/

1846 – USA – Cambridge Chronicle first published in Cambridge, Massachusetts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Chronicle

1847 – USA – American Medical Association founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/our-history/the-founding-of-ama.page?

1864 – UK – Clipper ship City of Adelaide launched. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Adelaide_(1864)

1864 – USA – Battle of the Wilderness ended (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/the-wilderness.html

1864 – USA – Atlanta Campaign began (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/resaca/atlanta-campaign-overview/the-atlanta-campaign.html  http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/atlanta-campaign


1915 – Ireland – RMS Lusitania sunk by U-20 off coast, 1198 killed (WWI). https://youtu.be/Lunkv7VdDwY WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing   http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/lusitania.htm

1920 – Russia – Treaty of Moscow signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Moscow_(1920)

1920 – Canada – Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto opened. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Gallery_of_Ontario

1930 – Iran – Salmas earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, up to 3000 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1930_Salmas_earthquake

1935 – Guatemala – Private plane crashed at Lake Izabal, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19350507-0

1943 – China – USAAF plane crashed between Yankai & Chabua, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430507-3

1944 – Germany – USAAF bombers attacked Berlin (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database


1945 – Germany – German Instrument of Surrender signed (WWII). https://youtu.be/bUqSKTUZm3k  WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Instrument_of_Surrender


1945 – Holland – Operation Manna ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/0DHa5LrvM18 WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_Manna_and_Chowhound

1945 – Canada – Halifax Riots began. https://youtu.be/i9dy9HHhrWg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_riot

1946 – Japan – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering founded. http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/history.html

1949 – Philippines – Philippine Air Lines plane crashed between Daet & Manila, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490507-0

1950 – Australia – RAAF plane crashed near Georgetown Airport, QLD, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500507-0

1953 – UK – RAF plane crashed off Hartland Point, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530507-0


1964 – USA – Pacific Airlines Flight 773 crashed near San Ramon, California, 44 killed. https://youtu.be/fpQu4Tjh-8Q WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19640507-0

1986 – USA – Earthquake measuring 8.0Mw, epicentre in Andreanof Islands, Alaska. https://www.eeri.org/lfe/pdf/USA_AK_Adak_Insert_Jul86.pdf


1992 – USA – Space Shuttle Endeavour launched on first mission. https://youtu.be/_lxXeNxEXPA http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/endeavour-info.html

1999 – Yugoslavia – Chinese Embassy bombing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_bombing_of_the_Chinese_embassy_in_Belgrade

2002 – Tunisia – Egypt Air Flight 843 crashed near Tunis-Carthage Airport, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20020507-0

2002 – China – China Northern Airlines Flight 6136 crashed near Dalian, 112 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20020507-1


2007 – Israel – Tomb of Herod the Great discovered south of Jerusalem. https://youtu.be/Jfzky8JBB7k http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/05/070508-herod-tomb.html

2009 – NZ – Napier Shooting began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Napier_shootings

2011 – Indonesia – Merpati Nusantara Airlines Flight 8968 crashed off Kaimana-Utarom Airport, 27 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20110507-0

2012 – Azerbaijan – Earthquake measuring 5.6Mw, 2 killed.

2013 – Mexico – Tanker truck exploded at Mexico City, 27 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22438925

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1574 – An order was made that no inhabitant of Huntington would have any dung from within the city suburbs or liberties.