Sunday, May 07, 2017
History for May 7 - On-This-Day.com:
Robert Browning 1812 - Poet, married to poet Elizabeth Barrett, Johannes Brahms 1833 - Composer and pianist, Gabby (George Francis) Hayes 1885 - Actor
Archibald MacLeish 1892 - Poet, Eva (Evita) Peron 1919 - Actress, wife of Argentina President Juan Peron, subject of the Broadway musical and film "Evita", Johnny Unitas 1933 - Football player, Tim Russert 1950 - TV host ("Meet the Press")
1763 - Indian chief Pontiac began all out war on the British in New York.
1915 - The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine. 1,201 people were killed.
1939 - Germany and Italy announced a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
1940 - Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister.
1942 - In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies attacked each other with carrier planes. It was the first time in the history of naval warfare where two enemy fleets fought without seeing each other.
1945 - Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. It would take effect the next day.
1946 - Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded. The company was later renamed Sony.
1975 - U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.