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Calendar for May 7th, 2014

1789: First inaugural ball in U.S.

Born 1812: Robert Browning (poet)

Born 1833: Johannes Brahms (composer)

Born 1840: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)

1847: American Medical Association founded

1853: The first Naval Academy Band arrived at the United States Naval Academy

Died 1873: Salmon P. Chase (Chief Justice of the United States)

1878: Wagon-mounted fire escape ladder patented

1915: The R.M.S. Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland and sank with a loss of 1,198 lives, including 139 Americans, bringing the U.S. and Germany to the brink of war (WW I)

Born 1919: Eva Peron (wife of Argentine President Juan Peron)

1920: First exhibit by "Group of Seven" artists

Born 1922: Darren McGavin (actor)

Born 1923: Anne Baxter (actress)

1925: The world's first projection planetarium installed, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany

1941: Glenn Miller recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo"

1977: Bigfoot reported seen in Hollis, NH

1983: Canadian-bred Sunny's Halo won the Kentucky Derby

Born 1984: Alex Smith (football player)

1992: 27th U.S. Amendment ratified

Died 2000: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (actor)

2006: Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns was named MVP for the 2005-06 basketball season. He became the 9th player in NBA history to receive the honor in back-to-back seasons

2011: 282 people carried water jugs on their heads (in Toronto), setting a world record


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