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 This day in History - May 7
388 Historic Events for May 7
1938

Johnny Caldwell, Ireland, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1956)

Birth
1938

Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of nazi-Germany "undesired strangers"

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1939

Marco St John, New Orleans La, actor (Rayford-Ball Four)

Birth
1939

Jimmy Ruffin, vocalist (What Becomes of Broken Hearted)

Birth
1939

Rudolphus FM "Ruud" Lubbers, director Dutch/CDA-premier (1982-94)

Birth
1939

Germany and Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

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1939

Volker Braun, writer

Birth
1939

Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)

Birth
1940

Armando Krieger, composer

Birth
1940

John Irvin, actor (Moment in Time)

Birth
1940

Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain

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1941

David Wijnkoop, revolutionary socialist, dies

Death
1941

Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA

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1941

Cornerstone of B of A building at 300 Montgomery laid

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1941

British House of Commons votes for Churchill (477-3)

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1941

Grahame Bilby, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966)

Birth
1942

Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed

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1942

Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion

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1942

Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79

Death
1943

Peter Horak, jetboat jumper

Birth
1943

Rick West, [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole and Tremeloes)

Birth
1943

US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville Tunisia

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1943

US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert Tunisia

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1943

Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched

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1943

Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps

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