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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, May 7, 2025

Born

  • Robert Browning (poet)
  • Johannes Brahms (composer)
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)
  • Eva Peron (wife of Argentine President Juan Peron)
  • Darren McGavin (actor)
  • Anne Baxter (actress)
  • Alex Smith (football player)

Died

  • Salmon P. Chase (Chief Justice of the United States)
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (actor)

Events

  • First inaugural ball in U.S.
  • Haworth Parsonage was the recipient of the first copies of the Brontë sisters’ Poems
  • American Medical Association founded
  • The first Naval Academy Band arrived at the United States Naval Academy
  • Wagon-mounted fire escape ladder patented
  • 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)
  • First exhibit by “Group of Seven” artists
  • The world’s first projection planetarium installed, Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
  • 9.4-inch-long, 14-pound pearl reportedly collected on this day from giant clam at Palawan Island, Philippines
  • Glenn Miller recorded “Chattanooga Choo Choo”
  • President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War
  • Bigfoot reported seen in Hollis, NH
  • Canadian-bred Sunny’s Halo won the Kentucky Derby
  • 27th U.S. Amendment ratified
  • 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
  • 282 people carried water jugs on their heads (in Toronto), setting a world record

Weather

  • A tornado in Natchez, Mississippi, was the most deadly and destructive in early U.S. history, killing 317 people.
  • 54 degrees F, Sacramento, California
  • Sacramento, California, had a temperature of 105 degrees F
  • Rochester, New York, received ten inches of snow

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