If there is one thing we cannot escape, then that is history. Every historical event has had far-reaching effects, impacting generations ahead. Therefore it becomes imperative to study history in order to understand where we come from and where we are headed. In this blog, we bring to you the important events that occurred on May 7.
What Events Happened in India on May 7
1834 – Annexation of coorg
After surrounding coorg on 10th April, the East India Company annexed coorg on May 7th.
1849 – Founding on Bethune College, Kolkata
The oldest college in India for women, Bethune college was founded on this day by John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune.
1958 – Acharya Kriplani
On this day, Acharya Kriplani was elected as the leader of the opposition in Parliament.
1973 – Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh
On this day, the foundation stone was laid for Itanagar as the capital of Arunachal Pradesh
1993- Janaki Raman report
This day witnessed the release of Janaki Raman report of the Harshad Mehta scam.
Historical Events That Happened Around the World on May 7
558 – Collapsing of Hagia Sophia
The dome of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapsed 20 years after its construction.
1832 – Greek’s Independence
On this day, through the treaty of London, independence was recognised.
1920 – Treaty of Moscow
Through this treaty the soviet Russia recognised Democratic Republic of Georgia as an independent country.
1946 – founding of Sony
Sony which was initially called Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering was founded on this day.
1948 – Council of Europe
On this day, the council of Europe was founded in the Hague conference.
1986 – Patrick Morrow
Canadian Prime minister Patrick Morrow became the first ever t person to climb each of the Seven Summits.
1992 – the space shuttle program
Its first ever endeavour, STS- 49 was launched was launched by the space shuttle endeavour.
1994 – Edward Munch’s scream
After being stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February, Edward Munch’s Scream was recovered undamaged.
2002 – China Northern Airlines MD-82
In a very tragic incident the China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunged into the yellow sea, killing 112 people.
List of Important Birthdays
1812 – Robert Browning
English poet and playwright Robert Browning was born on this day.
1861 – Rabindranath Tagore
Indian author, poet and Nobel Prize laureate, Rabindra nath tagore was born on this day.
1912 – Pannalal Patel
Indian author Pannalal Patel known for his contributions in Gujrati literature was born on this day.
1932 – Derrek Taylor
English journalist and writer, derek taylor was born on this day.
1971 – Thomas Picketty
French economist Thomas Picketty was born on this day.
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This was all about the important events that took place on 7th May. we hope you find this interesting and inspire you to check out other historical events at Leverage Edu.