Wednesday, the 7th of May, 2014 is the 127th day in 2014 and in the 19th calendar week.
General Events:
Dien Bien Phu Victory Day
May 7, 2014 in Vietnam
The Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, 1954 became a pride of Vietnamese people and a symbol of national strength. In northwest Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh forces decisively defeat the French at Dien Bien Phu, a French stronghold besieged by the Vietnamese communists for 57 days. The Viet Minh victory at Dien Bien Phu signaled the end of French colonial influence in Indochina and cleared the way for the division of Vietnam along the 17th parallel at the conference of Geneva.
Where is Dien Bien Phu Victory Day?
Nationwide Vietnam
Radio Day
May 7, 2014 in Russia, Bulgaria
Radio Day, Communications Workers’ Day (as it is officially known in Russia) or Radio and Television Day (as it is known in Bulgaria) is a commemoration of the development of radio in Russia. It takes place on 7 May, the day in 1895 on which Alexander Popov successfully demonstrated his invention.
Where is Radio Day?
Nationwide Russia, Bulgaria
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 7, 2014 in the USA
Today is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day! People have been eating lamb for more than 10,000 years. During the Middle Ages, farmers learned that sheep were the most productive livestock. These animals supplied wool for clothing, skins for parchment, milk for butter and cheese, and hearty flavorful meat.
You can cook lamb a variety of different ways, but roasting is one of the most popular methods. This dish pairs beautifully with seasonings like rosemary, oregano, thyme, or lemon zest. For something extra special, make a stuffed leg of lamb or prepare a succulent sauce to serve on top!
To celebrate National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, cook up a traditional roast dinner tonight with lamb as the main course. Bon appétit!
Where is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
558 – In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses. Justinian I immediately orders the dome rebuilt.
1429 – English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army
1624 – Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
1660 – Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni
1832 – Greece becomes independent
1873 – US marines attack Panama
1888 – George Eastman patents “Kodak box camera”
1895 – In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention – the world’s first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
1913 – British House of Commons rejects women’s right to vote
1915 – Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost
1942 – Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion
1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
1952 – The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer.
1954 – French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
1975 – Pres Ford declares an end to “Vietnam Era”
1989 – Panamanian voters reject dictator Manuel Noriega’s bid for presidency
1993 – South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
2007 – The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.