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Notable Historical Events for May 7th

1888George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"

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

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

1996Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown

1866German premier Otto Von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt

1947General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

1700William Penn began monthly meetings for blacks advocating emancipation

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.

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 7th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 7th

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

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

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