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 This day in History - May 7
388 Historic Events for May 7
1902

Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000

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1902

Sal Gliatto, baseball player

Birth
1903

Basil Nield, judge/politician

Birth
1904

Peter Hille, writer, dies

Death
1904

Flexible Flyer trademark registered

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1907

Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)

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1907

Jef van Durme, composer

Birth
1908

Ed MacDonald, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)

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1908

Wouter Paap, composer

Birth
1909

Edwin H Land, inventor (instant photography (Polaroid))

Birth
1909

Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv)

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1910

35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6

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1912

Paul H F Brenneker, Neth/Antillian photographer/folklorist

Birth
1912

Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer

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1913

British House of Commons rejects woman's right to vote

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1914

Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in White House

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1914

US Congress establishes mother's day

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1914

Edward Mollenhauer, composer, dies at 87

Death
1915

Charles Frohman, dies aboard Lusitania

Death
1915

Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, US Lusitania officer, dies

Death
1915

Alfred G Vanderbilt, US millionaire, dies aboard Lusitania

Death
1915

Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost

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1917

Daniel GillŠs, Belgian writer

Birth
1917

David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)

Birth
1917

William Geoffrey Biddle, bomb disposal expert

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