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 This day in History - May 7
388 Historic Events for May 7
685

Marwan I ibn al-Hakam, 4th kalief of Omajjaden (684-85), dies

Death
973

Otto I the Great, Holy Roman Emperor (962-973), dies at 60

Death
1166

Willem I, the Bad, king of Sicily (1154-66)

Death
1205

Ladislaus III Arpad, King of Hungary (1204-05), dies at 5 or 6

Death
1274

2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens

Event
1355

1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara

Event
1416

Monk Nicolaas Serrurier arrested because of heresy at Tournay

Event
1429

English siege of Orl‚ans broken by Joan of Arc

Event
1523

Franz von Sickingen, Germ knight/protect of poor, dies of wounds at 42

Death
1530

Louis I Cond‚, French prince/leader of hugenots

Birth
1574

Innocent X, [Giambattista Pamfili], 236th pope (1644-55)

Birth
1579

Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands

Event
1617

David Fabricius, German astronomer, dies at 53

Death
1624

Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru

Event
1638

Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)

Event
1660

Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni

Event
1663

Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens

Event
1667

Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist/singer/composer, dies at 50

Death
1671

Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of Opperkrijgshof, dies at 62

Death
1671

Edward Montagu, English baron Kimbolton, dies at about 68

Death
1673

Johannes Teellinck, Dutch vicar, dies at about 58

Death
1700

Gerard van Swieten, Dutch botanist

Birth
1700

William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation

Event
1704

Carl Heinrich Graun, composer

Birth
1727

Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia

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