Indian Border Roads was born on 7th May 1960
1429 – The English siege of Orleans was broken by Joan of Arc.
1525 – The German peasants’ revolt was crushed by the ruling class and church.
1912 – The first airplane equipped with a machine gun flew over College Park, MD. 1915 – The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine. 1,201 people were killed.
1939 – Germany and Italy announced a military and political alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis.
1940 – Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister.
1942 – In the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese and American navies attacked each other with carrier planes. It was the first time in the history of naval warfare where two enemy fleets fought without seeing each other.
1943 – The last major German strongholds in North Africa, Tunis and Bizerte, fell to Allied forces.
1945 – Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II. It would take effect the next day.
1954 – French Colonial Forces surrendered to the Vietminh at Dien Bien Phu after 55 days of fighting. 1954 – The United States and the United Kingdom rejected the Soviet Union’s bid to join NATO. 1958 – Howard Johnson set an aircraft altitude record in F-104. 1960 – Leonid Brezhnev became president of the Soviet Union. 1975 – U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.
1984 – A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who claimed they had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant while serving in the armed forces.
1997 – A report released by the U.S. government said that Switzerland provided Nazi Germany with equipment and credit during World War II. Germany exchanged for gold what had been plundered or stolen. Switzerland did not comply with postwar agreements to return the gold.
1999 – In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens were killed and 20 were wounded when a NATO plane mistakenly bombed the Chinese embassy.
1999 – In Guinea-Bissau, the government of President João Bernardo Vieira was ousted in a military coup.
2000 – Russian President Vladimir V. Putin named First Deputy Premier Mikhail Kasyanov as premier.