Historical Events In May - 07
Friday, 07 August 2020
1943 On May - 07 uS 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert Tunisia
1943 On this day in history uS first Armour division occupies Ferryville Tunisia
1944 On this day in history german assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia
1944 On May - 07 hMCS Valleyfield torpedoed
1945 Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League on this day in history.
1945 On this day in history formal undertaking of complete German surrender
1945 German General Keitel repeats surrender signing in Berlin for the benefit of the Russians; WWII ends in Europe on May - 07.
1945 On May - 07 germany signs an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reheime, France (to take effect the next day), ending the European theatre of WWII
1945 Mauthausen Concentration Camp liberated on this day in history.
1945 Nazi Generals Jodl & Von Friedenburg surrender on this day in history.
1945 Princess Irene Brigade moves into the Hague Netherlands on May - 07.
1945 On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
1945 SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22 on this day in history.
1946 William H Hastie inaugurated as first black governor of Virgin Islands on May - 07.
1946 On this day in history william H Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands
1946 Anton A Mussert, engineer/NSB leader, executed on May - 07.
1947 On this day in history "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
1947 On May - 07 general MacArthur approves Japanese constitution
1947 Paraguayian Government unleashes contra revolt on this day in history.
1948 Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentenced to death on this day in history.
1951 On this day in history international Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
1951 Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town) on May - 07.
1951 Warner Baxter, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1953 "Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history record 537-kg swordfish is caught by L E Marron, in Chile
1953 Ormerod Pearse, cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies on May - 07.
1954 On this day in history french surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
1954 On May - 07 uS, Great-Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO
1955 On this day in history uSSR signs peace treaty with France & Great-Britain
1955 On this day in history west Europe Union established
1956 Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300 on this day in history.
1956 On May - 07 pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
1958 On May - 07 major Howard Johnson, USAF, sets aircraft altitude record in F-104 (Lockheed Starfighter), 27,810 meters
1958 On May - 07 nyogen Senzaki, 1st Zen teacher to reside in USA, dies at 81