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Notable Historical Events for May 7th

1947General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

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

1888George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"

1866German premier Otto Von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt

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

1664Louis XIV of France inaugurates The Palace of Versailles.

1959"Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition

1996Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 7th

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

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

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

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]

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Notable Deaths on May 7th

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

1825Antonio Salieri, Italian composer, dies in Vienna at 74

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