7 May 2023: This day in history

1429: English siege of Orleans broken by Joan of Arc and the French army

1867: Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite in England, the first of three patents he would receive for the explosive material

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: World War II: Unconditional German surrender to the Allies signed by General Alfred Jodl at Rheims

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

2017: Emmanuel Macron wins France’s presidential election defeating Marine Le Pen


Source: Onthisday.com

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