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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2007?


Events

  • 01 May 2007 the Los Angeles May Day melee occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
  • 02 May 2007 Gunmen in Afghanistan kill Abdul Sabur Farid, a member of the House of Elders and former Prime Minister. (BBC)
  • 03 May 2007 British child Madeleine McCann disappears from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
  • 04 May 2007 Tornado strikes Greensburg, Kansas, killing at least 12 and destroying about 90 percent of the town.
  • 05 May 2007 All 114 aboard Kenya Airways Flight 507 die when the pilots lose control of the plane and it crashes in Douala, Cameroon.
  • 06 May 2007 Palestinian extremists bomb a United Nations-run Gaza elementary school in the continuing Palestinian factional violence, killing at least one and wounding at least seven. (FOX)
  • 07 May 2007 Israeli archaeologists discover the tomb of Herod the Great south of Jerusalem.
  • 08 May 2007 U.S. police arrest six Islamic men from the Republic of Macedonia and the Middle East based on a tip from a Mount Laurel, NJ resident who discovered their plot to attack Fort Dix, New Jersey, and "kill as many soldiers as possible." (New York Times) (BBC) (AP via Trentonian.com)
  • 09 May 2007 Subtropical storm Andrea forms off the coast of Florida, the earliest subtropical storm since Ana in 2003.
  • 10 May 2007 The United States House of Representatives passes a $96 billion war spending measure which sets benchmarks for achievements in the War in Iraq in return for funding. (CNN)
  • 11 May 2007 Samoa's Head of State Malietoa Tanumafili II dies at the age of 94. (AP via IHT)
  • 12 May 2007 Riots in which over 50 people are killed and over 100 are injured take place in Karachi upon the arrival in town of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
  • 13 May 2007 Team Canada wins the 2007 IIHF World Hockey Championship after a 4-2 win over Finland in the gold medal game in Moscow, Russia. (Toronto Star)
  • 14 May 2007 A meteor likely causes a 2.1-magnitude earthquake in Hubbardton, Vermont, USA.
  • 15 May 2007 Space Shuttle ''Atlantis'' rolls out to launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the STS-117 mission to the International Space Station. The rollout is the second for the mission, as ''Atlantis'''s External Tank was damaged during a hailstorm on February 26, leading to the shuttle being rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for repairs. (NASAspaceflight.com)
  • 16 May 2007 The United Nations General Assembly, recognizing that genuine multilingualism promotes unity in diversity and international understanding, proclaims 2008 the International Year of Languages.
  • 17 May 2007 Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
  • 18 May 2007 A bomb in a market place in Juliaca in southern Peru kills 6 people and injures about 50. (BBC)
  • 19 May 2007 Three people are killed and two wounded in a sniper attack in Moscow, Idaho, United States. (BBC)
  • 20 May 2007 Alltel, a mobile phone provider in the United States, is acquired by TPG Capital, L.P. and Goldman Sachs leveraged-buyout unit. (Bloomberg)
  • 21 May 2007 2007 Israel-Gaza conflict: Palestinian militants from Gaza fire 13 Qassam rockets into Israel, killing one woman and injuring others. (YnetNews)
  • 22 May 2007 Premier Gary Doer of the Canadian province of Manitoba secures a third straight NDP majority government in the general election. (CTV)
  • 23 May 2007 One of three captured US soldiers in Iraq is found dead, during an extensive manhunt which occupied nearly 3% of US troops. (BBC)
  • 24 May 2007 The United States House of Representatives approves a $US100 billion bill to fund the US war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan without a timetable for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
  • 25 May 2007 It is announced that the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican is to be fitted with over 1,000 photovoltaic panels to supply all its annual electricity requirements. (Catholic News Service)
  • 26 May 2007 In Woburn, Massachusetts, USA a meteorite punches a hole through a warehouse roof.
  • 27 May 2007 Gay rights in Russia: Russian gay rights leaders and foreign dignitaries are beaten and arrested in Moscow. Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov had denied permission for a gay pride parade. (The Guardian)
  • 28 May 2007 Al-Azhar University suspends the lecturer who issued the Breastfeeding fatwa. (BBC)
  • 29 May 2007 US President George W. Bush nominates former deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick as President of the World Bank. (BBC)
  • 30 May 2007 A CH-47 Chinook helicopter on a NATO mission in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, is shot down killing all seven service personnel (5 American, 1 Canadian and 1 British) aboard. Taliban fighters claim responsibility for the attack. (CNN) (BBC)
  • 31 May 2007 The National Assembly of Niger passes a motion of no-confidence in the Government of Prime Minister of Niger Hama Amadou. (BBC)

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No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Country: United States of America

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Julian Schnabel

Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Cristian Mungiu

Starring: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov, Alexandru Potocean

Control

Control

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Anton Corbijn

Starring: Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Craig Parkinson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Mr. Brooks

Mr. Brooks

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Bruce A. Evans

Starring: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook

Country: United States of America

Books

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Buddha by Deepak Chopra

Buddha

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Deepak Chopra brings the Buddha back to life in this gripping New York Times bestselling novel about the young prince who abandoned his inheritance to discover his true calling.

The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith

The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive

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THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 8Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.

Bad Luck And Trouble by Lee Child

Bad Luck And Trouble

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From a helicopter high above the California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night . . . and Jack Reacher is plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that

Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill

Blackwater

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On September 16, 2007, machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children.

Presidential Courage by Michael Beschloss

Presidential Courage

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Presidential Courage is a brilliantly readable and inspiring saga about crucial times in American history when a courageous President dramatically changed our future.