May 7 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Soldiers' Day El salvador Observance
Defender of the Fatherland Day Kazakhstan Public Holiday
National Day of Prayer United States Observance
National Packaging Design Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
National Paste-Up Day - Unofficial (Work & Occupation)
National Barrier Awareness Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Day of Reason - Unofficial (Culture & History)
World Password Day - Unofficial (Products & Technology )
Wesak - Buddha Day - Buddhist
Buddha Purnima/Vesak Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Buddha Purnima Pakistan Optional Holiday
Birthday of Ravindranath India Restricted Holiday
Waisak Day (Buddha's Anniversary) Indonesia Public Holiday
Pahang State Holiday Malaysia (Pahang) Common Local Holiday
Wesak Day Malaysia Federal Public Holiday
Buddha Jayanti Nepal Public Holiday
Vesak Day Singapore National Holiday
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day Sri Lanka Public Holiday

Historical Events on May 7

  • 1718: New Orleans in Louisiana is founded by the French Mississippi Company under the supervision of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne on this day.
  • 1763: Native Americans attempt to seize Fort Detroit from the British on this day – thereby starting Pontiac’s War (also known as Pontiac’s Rebellion).
  • 1832: The Treaty of London recognizes the independence of Greece.
  • 1840: Over 315 people are killed when a tornado touches down in Natchez, Mississippi. It’s considered to be the 2nd deadliest tornado in U.S history.
  • 1864: Led by General Ulysses S. Grant, the Army of the Potomac branches off from the Battle of the Wilderness and heads south.
  • 1915: Almost twelve hundred people – including almost one hundred and thirty Americans – are killed when the RMS Lusitania is attacked and sunk by German submarine U-20 during WWI.
  • 1942: At the Battle of the Coral Sea during World War II, a U.S Navy Aircraft Carrier attacks and sinks a Japanese Navy Aircraft Carrier.
  • 1945: German General Alfred Jodl signs the terms of his unconditional surrender at Reims in France.
  • 1946: The Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering company, now known as Sony, is founded on this day.
  • 1952: Geoffrey Dummer publishes the concept of the integrated circuit on this day.
  • 2000: Vladimir Putin becomes Russia’s president.
  • 2002: Over 110 people are killed when China Northern Airlines MD-82 crashes into the Yellow Sea.
  • 2007: The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered by Israeli archaeologist just south of the city of Jerusalem.

Famous Birthdays on May 7

  • English poet and playwright, Robert Browning is born in 1812.
  • German composer and pianist, Johannes Brahms is born in 1833.
  • Indian poet, author and Nobel Prize laureate, Rabindranath Tagore is born in 1861.
  • Polish novelist and Nobel Prize laureate, Władysław Reymont is born in 1867.
  • American actor Gary Cooper is born in 1901.
  • American scientist, inventor and co-founder of Polaroid, Edwin H. Land is born in 1909.
  • American TV journalist, Tim Russert is born in 1950.


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