Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 7

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This is a list of selected May 7 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled May 7, 2020 featured article or the May 7, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Radio Day in Bulgaria and Russia no footnotes
1274 – The first session of the Second Council of Lyon was held to discuss, among other issues, the pledge by Byzantine Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos to end the Great Schism and reunite the Eastern church with the West. refimprove section
1718Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville and the Mississippi Company founded New Orleans, naming the French colonial settlement after Philippe II, Duke of Orléans. unreferenced section
1794French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre established the Cult of the Supreme Being as the new state religion of the French First Republic. lead too short
1824Ludwig van Beethoven's last complete symphony, the Symphony No. 9 in D minor, which incorporates part of Friedrich Schiller's poem "Ode to Joy" in its fourth movement, premiered at the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna. refimprove section
1864 – The world's oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide was launched by William Pile, Hay and Co. in Sunderland, England, for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia. lots of {{cn}} tags
1864 – The oldest surviving weekly newspaper in the United States, the Cambridge Chronicle, was first published. unreferenced section
1915First World War: The German submarine U-20 torpedoed and sank the ocean liner RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 on board. refimprove section
1920Soviet Russia recognized the independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia by signing the Treaty of Moscow, only to invade the country six months later. unreferenced section
1920Polish–Soviet War: During the Kiev Offensive, Polish troops, with the help of a symbolic Ukrainian force, captured Kiev, only to be driven out by the Soviet Red Army counter-offensive a month later. lots of {{cn}} tags
1940A debate in the British House of Commons began, and culminated in the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill several days later. refimprove section
1952 – The concept for the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, was first published by Geoffrey Dummer. unreferenced sections, refimprove section
2007 – A team of Israeli archaeologists discovered the tomb of 1st century BC ruler of Judea Herod the Great. refimprove section
Mary of Modena (d. 1718) refimprove section (Ancestry)



May 7

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Ladislaus III of Hungary (d. 1205) · Tom Norman (b. 1860) · Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949)

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