On This Day In History, 7 May


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World Events Today

  • The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, was sunk by a German U-boat today in 1915 off the southern coast of Ireland, over 1,000 passengers and crew lost their lives
  • The former KGB officer, Vladimir Putin, was inaugurated as the President of Russia today in 2000
  • David Cameron and his Conservative Party, won an outright majority in the United Kingdom general election today in 2015

Entertainment Events Today

  • Symphony Number 9 by Beethoven, regarded by many as his greatest work, premiered today in 1824 in Vienna
  • Sony, the Japanese gaming and entertainment giant, was founded today in 1946
  • Arsenal’s “Invincibles” football team, began their undefeated 38 game run today in 2003, they beat Southampton 6-1 at Highbury

Family Events Today

  • The Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, whose works included Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, was born today in 1840
  • The American scientist and inventor Edwin Herbert Land, co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation in 1937 and pioneer of instant self-developing film, was born today in 1909 in Connecticut
  • The Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros died today in 2011 aged 54, he won more than 90 international tournaments during his career, including 5 majors

Main Event Today

  • HMS Victory, Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, was launched today in 1765, it is now docked in Portsmouth and used as a museum

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

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