Today in History, May 7: Lusitania sunk in WW I

Highlights of this day in history: The Lusitania sunk in World War I; Nazi Germany signs surrender in World War II; Vietnam's Battle of Dien Bien Phu; Composer Peter Illych Tchaikovsky born; Glenn Miller records 'Chattanooga Choo-Choo.' (May 7)

Famous Birthdays:

  • 1934 Willard Scott, weatherman 
  • 1939 Jimmy Ruffin, vocalist (What Becomes of Broken Hearted)
  • 1950 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor
  • 1957 Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1961 Phil Campbell, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1962 Robbie Knievel, daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special)
  • 1963 Johnny Lee Middleton, American musician (Savatage & Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
  • 1964 Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers, St Louis Rams)
  • 1965 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1971 Horgh, (Reidar Horghagen) Norwegian drummer (Immortal/Hypocrisy)
  • 1978 Shawn Marion, American basketball player
  • 1992 Gavin Hetherington, British actor
-- YouTube download / AP video / Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.