1838 - AWFUL FIRE IN CHARLESTON.
Office of the Augusta Chronicle. April 28, 6 o'clock, P.M. We learn with the deepest regret, by passengers from Charleston, who arrived here this evening, by the Carolina Railroad, that the city of Charleston has been visited by one of the most awful and destructive fire that has ever visited any city in the U. States. One-third of the city was laid in ashes at the departure of the cars this...
The Adams Sentinel -
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -
May 7, 1838
A despatch from Quebec says that the small-pox, which at one time assumed the form of an epidemic and threatened the entire destruction of the population of Ancienne Lorette, has seriously diminished. Up to the present time 500 persons have been attacked, of which number 161 have died.
Boston Daily Advertiser -
Boston, Massachusetts -
May 7, 1875
The recent difference between the glass manufacturers of Sandwich, Mass., and their employes has been settled by mutual agreement and amicable relations restored. The men express themselves as satisfied with the terms of the settlement, and a good season's work is anticipated.
St Joseph Herald -
Saint Joseph, Michigan -
May 7, 1887
Three flats, a coal, wood and feed yard, and three stores were destroyed, two stores and three flats were badly damaged and two firemen were overcome in a general alarm fire which broke out at Telegraph avenue and Thirty-fourth street yesterday morning. and caused damage estimated at more than $50,000.
Oakland Tribune -
Oakland, California -
May 7, 1923
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:
In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as well as one member of the ground crew. (Wikipedia)
SABOTAGE HINTED IN HINDENBURG BLAST. SEVEN BODIES REMAIN IN DEBRIS. RUINS UNDER GUARD. NO ONE PERMITTED TO SPEAK TO SURVIVORS OF DISASTER, WHO...
Olean Times Herald -
New York -
May 7, 1937
1847 May 7 – In Philadelphia, the American Medical Association (AMA) is founded.
1915 May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.