May 7 is the 127th day of the year. There are 238 days remaining until the end of the year.
+ 1718 – The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville.
+ 1846 – The Cambridge Chronicle, America's oldest surviving weekly newspaper, is published for the first time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
+ 1976 – Honda Accord officially launched.
+ 1992 – Space Shuttle program: The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, STS-49.
+ 2004 – American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.
( Births )
+ 1901 – Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)
+ 1950 – Randall "Tex" Cobb, American boxer and actor