Today in History - May 7

1895 – Alexander Popov demonstrates the world’s first radio receiver

1896 - Dr. H. H. Holmes, one of America’s first well-known serial killers, is hanged to death in                       Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1902 - Volcanic eruption buries Caribbean city

1912 - Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories,                    after established by Joseph Pulitzer

1915 - RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland; 1198 lives lost


1939 - Germany and Italy announce an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis

1945 – Germany signs unconditional surrender

1946 – sony is founded

1952 - The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by              Geoffrey Dummer

1994 - The Scream recovered

1998 - Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest               industrial merger in history.

2000- Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as president of Russia.

2001 – More than 1,000 cattle slaughtered near Exmoor in order to protect from infection even                       though they show no sign of any diseases.

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