21 fun facts for May, 7

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
May 7th is rich in historical events, such as the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915, the founding of Sony Corporation in 1946, and the premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in 1824. The day also features unique observances like National Teacher Appreciation Day in the United States, World Password Day, and National Roast Leg of Lamb Day.
21 Fun facts
  1. May 7th, 1915: The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat, killing more than 1,100 passengers, including 128 Americans. This event greatly influenced the United States' decision to enter World War I two years later.
  2. May 7th, 1946: Sony Corporation, the Japanese multinational conglomerate, was founded by Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka. Today, Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics, gaming, entertainment, and financial services products.
  3. May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Day in the United States, a day to honor and recognize the significant contributions made by teachers in developing and shaping the lives of students.
  4. May 7, 1990: The unveiling of the Hubble Space Telescope occurred, revolutionizing the field of astronomy by capturing high-resolution images of stars, galaxies, and other cosmic phenomena from its orbit around Earth.
  5. On May 7, 1861, Indian philosopher, writer, and poet Rabindranath Tagore was born. He became the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for his collection of poems "Gitanjali."
  6. May 7 is World Password Day, established to encourage people to create and maintain strong, unique passwords for their online accounts to protect against cyber attacks and identity theft.
  7. May 7, 1888: The first-ever White House Mother's Day Celebration took place, initiated by President Benjamin Harrison to recognize the vital role of mothers in American society.
  8. On May 7, 2000, the world's first billion-dollar painting, "The Card Players" by Paul Cézanne, was sold to the royal family of Qatar for an estimated $250 million.
  9. May 7 is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day in the United States, celebrating the culinary delight of roasted lamb and encouraging people to try the dish at home or in restaurants.
  10. On May 7, 1945, Germany officially signed an unconditional surrender, marking the end of World War II in Europe. The day is now celebrated as Victory in Europe Day.
  11. May 7, 1824: Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, also known as the "Choral" symphony, premiered in Vienna. The famous "Ode to Joy" is part of this masterpiece and is now the official anthem of the European Union.
  12. May 7, 1718: New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville of the French Mississippi Company. The city is known for its rich history, food, culture, and music.
  13. On May 7, 1895, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrated the world's first radio receiver to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society.
  14. May 7, 1992: The 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, stating that congressional pay raises cannot take effect until a regular election is held for the House of Representatives.
  15. On May 7, 1998, Mercedes-Benz bought Chrysler Corporation for $40 billion, creating the automotive company DaimlerChrysler AG, one of the world's largest car manufacturers.
  16. May 7, 2000: Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as the President of Russia. He has since been a key figure in Russian politics, serving multiple terms as both president and prime minister.
  17. May 7 is National Barrier Awareness Day in the United States, aiming to educate and raise awareness about the barriers faced by those with disabilities, and to promote the importance of accessibility for all.
  18. On May 7, 1956, the first flight of the B-52 Stratofortress, a long-range strategic bomber, took place. This American aircraft has since played an essential role in global military operations.
  19. May 7, 1915: The first-ever Major League Baseball game was played in the iconic Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, in Chicago. It remains one of the oldest baseball fields in the United States.
  20. On May 7, 1999, Pope John Paul II traveled to Romania, becoming the first Pope to visit an Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054. The visit symbolized a significant step towards reconciliation between Catholic and Orthodox Christians.
  21. May 7, 1966: The United Kingdom won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time with the song "Save Your Kisses for Me" by the British band Brotherhood of Man.