Today in HisStory – May 7

1,200 Jews of Toledo, Spain were killed by Count Henry of Trastamara. (1355)

English siege of Orleans was broken by Joan of Arc and the French army. (1429)

Forty thousand mercenaries, hired by Cardinal Pompeo Colonna, sacked the city of Rome, destroying two-thirds of the houses, butchering clergy and laity alike, and forcing Clement VII to flee disguised as a gardener. (1527)

Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patented macaroni. (1660)

Louis XIV of France inaugurated The Palace of Versailles. (1664)

William Penn began monthly meetings for blacks advocating emancipation. (1700)

The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienvill. (1718)

First US Presidential inaugural ball took place. (1789)

Captain Robert Gray discovered Grays Harbor, Washington. (1792)

Indiana Territory was organized. (1800)

Author Robert Browning was born. (1812)

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born. (1840)

Tornado in Natchez, Mississippi killed 317. (1840)

American Medical Association was organized. (1847)

Blacks staged a ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans. (1867)

George Eastman patented the Kodak Box Camera. (1888)

Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrated to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention, the world’s first radio receiver. (1895)

Dr. H. H. Holmes, one of America’s first well-known serial killers, was hanged. (1896)

Actor Gary Cooper was born. (1901)

Flexible Flyer trademark was registered. (1904)

Columbia University approved plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories, after it was established by Joseph Pulitzer. (1912)

US Congress established Mother’s Day. (1914)

US President Woodrow Wilson’s daughter, Eleanor, married in The White House. (1914)

WW1: RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland. 1198 lives were lost. (1915)

WW1: A draft of the Versailles Treaty was shown to Germans. (1919)

WW2: Germany and Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis. (1939)

Glenn Miller recorded Chattanooga Choo Choo for RCA. (1941)

WW2: Nazi decree ordered all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto to be executed. (1942)

WW2: SS opened fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22. (1945)

WW2: German General Alfred Jodl surrendered unconditionally on behalf of Germany to the Allies at Rheims. (1945)

The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, was first published by Geoffrey Dummer. (1952)

The Scream, a painting by Edvard Munch, was recovered almost three months after it was stolen from a museum in Oslo. (1994)

The tomb of Herod the Great was discovered. (2007)


About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.
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