On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres at the Karntnertor Theater in Vienna.
Shelley Long makes her last appearance as the character Diane on the television show "Cheers."
Pontiac leads Native Americans in what is meant to be a surprise attack of a British fort, but withdraws upon learning that his plan has been discovered.
Alfred Nobel receives a patent for Nobel's Blasting Powder, known today as dynamite.
Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" is recovered almost three months after it was stolen from a museum.
Nobel Peace Prize winner David Trimble resigns from his position as the leader of Ireland's Ulster Unionist Party.
Born on This Day
Born: May 7, 1950
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, Talk Show Host, News Anchor, ...
1939 | 74 years old
1833 | 63 years old
Born: May 7, 1901
Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
1919 | 33 years old
Women's Rights Activist, Actress, ...
1968 | 45 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
Died on This Day
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Representative, U.S. Governor, Government Official / 1808 - 1873
As Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln, Salmon P. Chase implemented the National Banking Act and was the sixth chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Died: May 7, 1873
Age: 65 years old
Place: New York, New York , United States
Occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, ...
1896 | 34 years old
1922 | 77 years old
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profile name: George Washington profile occupation: U.S. President
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profile name: Alfred Nobel profile occupation: Business Leader
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profile name: Edvard Munch profile occupation: Painter
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profile name: David Trimble profile occupation: Political Leader
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profile name: Suzan-Lori Parks profile occupation: Playwright
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profile name: Jean-Léon Gérôme profile occupation: Sculptor
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