May 7 in Pop Culture History

May 7 in Pop Culture History 1718 – La Nouvelle-Orleans (now New Orleans) was founded by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orleans, the Regent of France. 1896 – Dr. H. H. Holmes, one of America’s first well-known serial killers, was hanged to death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over 200 bodies were found in his property. 1902 (Volcano) Mount Pelee (Mount Pele), Martinique 1915 – A German U-boat sank the Lusitania. 1952 – The concept of the integrated circuit chip was first presented, at a Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington DC, by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer. 1963 – NASA launched the Telstar 2 communications satellite on behalf of AT&T. 1966 # 1 Hit May 7, 1966 – May 27, 1966: The Mamas & the PapasMonday, Monday 1977 # 1 Hit May 7, 1977 – May 13, 1977: EaglesHotel California 1988 # 1 Hit May 7, 1988 – May 13, 1988: Terence Trent D’ArbyWishing Well 1994 – Norway’s most famous painting The Scream by Edvard Munch (1893), was recovered almost three months after it was stolen from a museum in Oslo. 1998 – Germany’s Daimler-Benz announced the purchase of the Chrysler Corporation, forming DaimlerChrysler AG. It was sold again in 2006, forming Chrysler LLC. 2005 # 1 Hit May 7, 2005 – June 3, 2005: Gwen StefaniHollaback Girl  

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