On This Day..... May 7

MAY 7TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MELANOMA DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ROAST LEG OF LAMB DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)
  • PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
  • GARY COOPER (1901-1961)
  • EVA PERON (1919-1952)
  • DARREN MCGAVIN (1922-2006)
  • JOHNNY UNITAS (1933-2002)
  • WILLARD SCOTT (1934, 84)
  • TIM RUSSERT (1950-2008)
  • AMY HECKERLING (1954, 64)
  • BRECKIN MEYER (1974, 44)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1718, NEW ORLEANS IS FOUNDED
  • IN 1789, PRESIDENT WASHINGTON HOSTS THE FIRST INAUGURAL BALL
  • IN 1824, BEETHOVEN PREMIERES HIS 9TH SYMPHONY IN VIENNA
  • IN 1896, H.H. HOLMES IS THE FIRST AMERICAN SERIAL KILLER TO BE EXECUTED BY HANGING AT 34
  • IN 1912, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY USES AN ENDOWMENT FROM JOSEPH PULITZER TO START AWARDING THE PULITZER PRIZE IN SEVERAL CATEGORIES
  • IN 1914, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES MOTHER’S DAY
  • IN 1915, THE LUSITANIA IS SUNK BY A GERMAN TORPEDO
  • IN 1941, GLENN MILLER RECORDS “CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO”
  • IN 1945, GENERAL ALFRED JODI SIGNS THE UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER OF GERMANY IN WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1946, THE TOKYO TELECOMMUNICATGIONS ENGINEERING COMPANY IS FOUNDED. IT WOULD LATER BE RENAMED SONY 
  • IN 1966, THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS HIT #1 WITH “MONDAY MONDAY”
  • IN 1970, THE BEATLES RELEASED THEIR FINAL SONG “LONG AND WINDING ROAD”
  • IN 1970, NBC CANCELS “DANIEL BOONE” STARRING FESS PARKER
  • IN 1972, THE ROLLING STONES RELEASE “EXILE ON MAIN STREET”
  • IN 1975, PRESIDENT FORD DECLARES “AN END TO THE VIETNAM ERA”
  • IN 1977, THE EAGLES HIT #1 WITH “HOTEL CALIFORNIA”
  • IN 1980, NATALIE WOOD FILMS “THE MEMORY OF EVE RYKER” IN WHICH HER CHARACTER DROWNS, A YEAR BEFORE HER DEATH BY DROWNING
  • IN 1984, THE AMERICAN VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM WAR REACH AN OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT WITH SEVEN CHEMICAL COMPANIES OVER THE COMPOUND AGENT ORANGE
  • IN 1987, SHELLEY LONG APPEARS IN HER LAST EPISODE OF “CHEERS”
  • IN 1988, TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY HITS #1 WITH “WISHING WELL”
  • IN 1992, THE 27TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUION IS RATIFIED WHICH PROHIBITS CONGRESS FROM GIVING THEMSELVES PAY RAISES MID-TERM
  • IN 1994, EDVARD MUNCH’S “THE SCREAM” IS RECOVERED THREE MONTHS AFTER BEING STOLEN
  • IN 1996, MARTIN LAWRENCE HAS A MENTAL BREAKDOWN
  • IN 1999, A JURY FINDS “THE JENNY JONES SHOW” LIABLE FOR THE DEATH OF A GUEST WHO WAS DECEIVED INTO APPEARING ON A SAME SEX CRUSH EPISODE
  • IN 2000, BRITNEY SPEARS HITS #1 WITH “OOPS… I DID IT AGAIN”
  • IN 2006, TORI SPELLING MARRIES DEAN MCDERMOTT
  • IN 2008, DMITRY MEDVEDEV IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA
  • IN 2011, “PIRATES OF THE CARRIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” OPENS
  • IN 2012, VLADMIR PUTIN BECOMES PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA AGAIN
  • IN 2013, DELAWARE BECOMES THE 11TH STATE TO LEGALIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGE
  • IN 2017, EMMANUEL MACRON WINS THE FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
  • IN 2017, MTV ADOPTS GENDER NEUTRAL CATEGORIES FOR THEIR AWARDS SHOW

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