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Notable Historical Events for May 7th

2012Vladimir Putin sworn in for third six year term as President of Russia

1947General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

1789First US Presidential inaugural ball (for George Washington in NYC)

1999Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.

1664Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.

1888George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"

558In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.

1429English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

1700William Penn began monthly meetings for blacks advocating emancipation

1917Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0

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Notable Birthdays on May 7th

1909Edwin Land, inventor (instant photography (Polaroid))

1812Robert Browning, London England, poet (Pied Piper)

1950Tim Russert, Buffalo NY, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, (d. 2008)

1933Johnny Unitas, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats

1840Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk, Russia, composer (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), (d. 1893) [NS]

1919Eva Peron-Duarte [Evita], Argentina, 1st lady/actress, (d. 1952)

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Notable Deaths on May 7th

1896H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer executed by hanging at 34

2011Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer, dies of brain cancer at 54

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