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This Day in History: May 7

May 7: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1718 - The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
  2. 1824 - World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria. The performance is conducted by Michael Umlauf under the composer's supervision.
  3. 1846 - The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  4. 1847 - The American Medical Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  5. 1992 - Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law. This amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Robert Browning (English poet), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian composer), Rabindranath Tagore (Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate), Władysław Reymont (Polish author, Nobel Prize laureate), Edwin H. Land (American scientist and inventor, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation)

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