Điện Biên Phủ Battle, Gary Powers Held, Nick Berg Beheaded

On This Progressive Day: May 7
Soviet Russia recognizes independence of the Democratic Republic of Georgia only to invade the country six months later (1920)

The Battle of Điện Biên Phủ ends in a French defeat (1954)

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers (1960)

Michigan ratifies a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution making the 27th Amendment law, barring the U.S. Congress from giving itself a mid-term pay raise (1992)

American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants (2004)

b: Josip Broz Tito (1892), David Sullivan (1904), Eva Perón (1919); d: George Lansbury (1940), Nick Berg (2004), Peter W. Rodino (2005), Yahweh ben Yahweh (2007)

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