May 7

May 7 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on May 7, include:

  • Beer Pong Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • Birthmother's Day - May 7, 2016 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • Free Comic Book Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • Join Hands Day: Youth and Adults Volunteering Together - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • Kentucky Derby - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • Mother Ocean Day - May 7, 2016 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Babysitters Day - May 7, 2016 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Barrier Awareness Day - May 7, 2016
  • National Herb Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Homebrew Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Roast Leg of Lamb Day 
  • National Scrapbooking Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • Start Seeing Monarchs Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • World Beer Pong Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)

2016 Weekly Holidays that include May 7, are:

  • Arson Awareness Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First full week in May)
  • Be Kind to Animals Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • Choose Privacy Week - May 1-7
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • Drinking Water Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May) 
  • Goodwill Industries Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Clitoris Awareness Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • Kids Win Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 1-7, 2016
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - May 1-7, 2016
  • National Correctional Officer's Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Family Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Pet Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)
  • National Postcard Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Raisin Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Safety Stand Down Week - May 2-13, 2016
  • National Small Business Week - May 1-7, 2016
  • National Tourism Week - May 1-7, 2016
  • National Wildflower Week - May 2-8, 2016
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • Preservation Week - April 26 - May 2
  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2-6, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 2-8, 2016 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)
  • Screen-Free Week (Formerly TV Turnoff Week) - May 2-8, 2016
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1-7, 2016 (First Full Week in May)
  • Update Your References Week - May 1-7, 2016
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 2-8, 2016
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11

2016 Monthly Holidays that include May 7, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events

  • Kentucky Derby - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May) at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 7 is Taurus.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:

  • The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
  • Hawthorn


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1812 - Robert Browning, English poet (d. 1889)
  • 1826 - Varina Davis, American wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (d. 1906)
  • 1833 - Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (d. 1897)
  • 1840 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (Swan Lake) (d. 1893)
  • 1901 - Gary Cooper, American actor and singer (High Noon) (d. 1961)
  • 1909 - Edwin Land, American scientist and inventor who co-founded the Polaroid Corp. (d. 1991)
  • 1922 - Darren McGavin, American actor and director (A Christmas Story, Murphy Brown) (d. 2006)
  • 1923 - Anne Baxter, American actress (Marcus Welby, All About Eve) (d. 1985)
  • 1976 - Michael P. Murphy, American lietenant, Medal of Honor recipient. Killed in action on June 28, 2005


Famous Deaths

  • 1998 - Eddie Rabbitt, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1941)
  • 2000 - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Highly decorated American Navy Captain during World War II, actor, and producer (b. 1909)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1914 - Woodrow Wilson's (28th U.S. President) daughter Eleanor marries in The White House. 
  • 1958 - Actor Tyrone Power (The Mark of Zorro) marries Debbie Ann Minardos
  • 2005 - Country singer Billy Dean weds Stephanie Paisley 


Quote of the Day



Above, is part of a quote by English Poet, Robert Browning, who was born on this day in 1812.


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Moroccan Harira Soup is the Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for May 7th!

Today, May 7th is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day.  We didn't have a recipe for that, but we do have a recipe for Moroccan Harira Soup that can be made with Lamb.

Kerry lived in Morocco for 8 years and here is what she had to say about the soup - "Harira is the traditional tomato soup of Morocco that is full of garbanzo beans and lentils. It is simply the best soup that I have ever eaten, although I had to acquire the taste of cilantro! Moroccans make it all year long, but especially during Ramadan to break the fast. You can get the recipe from Kerry's, Healthy Diet Habits website at the link above!


This Day in History

  • 1429 - The English Siege of Orleans, is broken by Joan of Arc and the French army and is the turning point in the Hundred Years' War
  • 1697 - Stockholm's royal castle dating back to the medieval times is destroyed by fire and was ultimately replaced in the 18th century.
  • 1718 - The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville
  • 1789 - The 1st U.S. Presidential inaugural ball is held in New York City for George Washington
  • 1840 - A tornado known as The Great Natchez Tornado strikes Natchez, Mississippi killing 317 people
  • 1942 - Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
  • 1954 - The U.S., Great Britain, & France reject Russian membership in NATO
  • 1975 - U.S. President Ford declares and end to the Vietnam Era
  • 2000 - Vladimir Putin is inaugurated as the President of Russia
  • 2007 - Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great, south of Jerusalem
  • 2013 - 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attach in Nigeria

 

This Day in Music

  • 1824 - World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria
  • 1941 - Glenn Miller records Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • 1966 - Monday Monday, from the Mamas & Papas hits #1
  • 1970 - Long & Winding Road from the Beatles is released in the U.S.
  • 1978 - If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman hits #1
  • 1998 - Steve Perry leaves Journey and is replaced with Steve Augeri
  • 2006 - Snow Patrol's album Eyes Open hits #1 on the UK album chart




Chasing Cars from Snow Patrol was on their Eye's Open album!

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This Day in Sports

  • 1925 - Glenn Wright, a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates makes an unassisted triple play
  • 1951 - The International committee allows Russia to participate in the 1952 Olympic Games
  • 1956 - New York Giant's Bill White, hits a home run in his 1st at bat
  • 1986 - Patrick Morrow of Canada, becomes the first person to climb each of the Seven Summits


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Sequela (noun)

1. (pathology) A disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease or problem.

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