This Day in History: May 7th

Here are 10 interesting events that happened on May 7th throughout history:

  1. 558 – The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey collapses due to an earthquake.
  2. 1429 – Joan of Arc leads French forces to lift the siege of Orleans during the Hundred Years’ War.
  3. 1663 – The Theatre Royal in London, England is destroyed by fire.
  4. 1765 – The HMS Victory, a British warship, is launched.
  5. 1824 – Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which includes the “Ode to Joy,” premieres in Vienna, Austria.
  6. 1915 – The passenger ship Lusitania is sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 people.
  7. 1945 – Germany surrendered to the Allied Powers, ending World War II in Europe.
  8. 1954 – The French garrison in Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam, surrenders to Viet Minh forces after a 55-day siege.
  9. 1992 – Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution, making it the 27th Amendment to the Constitution.
  10. 2018 – The United States moves its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, sparking protests and violence in Gaza.

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