This Day in History 07/05
1718 – The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville
1832 – Greece becomes independent
1895 – In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention – the world’s first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
1946 – Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony) is founded with around 20 employees.
1955 – West Europe Union established
1993 – South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
1999 – Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
1999 – In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
2007 – The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.
2012 – Vladimir Putin sworn in for third six year term as President of Russia
2013 – 55 people are killed by a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
1892 – Josip Broz Tito, WW II partisan, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80)
1909 – Edwin Land, inventor (instant photography (Polaroid)
1919 – Eva Peron-Duarte [Evita], Argentina, 1st lady/actress, (d. 1952)
1950 – Tim Russert, Buffalo NY, American television journalist and host of NBC’s Meet the Press, (d. 2008)
1988 – Natalie Mejia, member of the American R&B/Pop group Girlicious
1896 – H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer executed by hanging at 34
1998 – Allan McLeod Cormack, South African physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1924)
2011 – Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)