Israel just celebrated it's 66th Birthday! It is truly amazing what our tiny nation has accomplished in such a short time... ...Nothing less than miraculous! One of Israel's greatest accomplishments is turning barren desert land into an oasis and paradise of green! To celebrate Israel's birthday, you can be a partner in turning the Holy Land "GREEN" by planting fruit trees in the Land of Israel. CLICK BELOW TO PLANT YOUR TREES TODAY! http://unitedwithisrael.org/plant-fruit-trees/ United with Israel is committed to reaching its goal of planting 10,000 fruit trees before the year of 'Shmita' (Sabbatical), when planting is forbidden for an entire year! And we are only a few months away... (Shmita begins this coming August) Planting fruit trees now will be a HUGE financial help to observant Israeli farmers. They follow God's commandment to let the Land rest for a full year. PLANT FRUIT TREES IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL: http://unitedwithisrael.org/plant-fruit-trees/ Dedications can be made in honor or memory of loved ones. And everyone will receive authentic tree certificates directly from Israel. Click below to watch a great video and learn more about the project. You'll be inspired to get your fruit trees planted today. This is truly an amazing opportunity to wish Israel a Happy Birthday and to express your love for the Land. Please forward to your family and friends! Click to Plant --> http://unitedwithisrael.org/plant-fruit-trees/ With Blessings from the Land of Israel, The 'United with Israel' Family To "plant by phone", please call: Israel: +972-2-533-7841 USA: +1-646-213-4003 To order trees online or by mail, please visit: http://unitedwithisrael.org/plant-fruit-trees/===
May 7, 2014 / 7 Iyyar 5774
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- 453 BC – The house of Zhao defeats the house of Zhi, ending the Battle of Jinyang, a military conflict between the elite families of the State of Jin during the Spring and Autumn period of China.
- 413 – Emperor Honorius signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucaniaand Calabria, which were plundered by the Visigoths.
- 1450 – Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.
- 1541 – Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo.
- 1794 – Branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror by revolutionists, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with theFerme Générale, is tried, convicted, and guillotined all on the same day in Paris.
- 1842 – A train derails and catches fire in Paris, killing between 52 and 200 people.
- 1846 – Mexican–American War: The Battle of Palo Alto – Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war.
- 1886 – Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.
- 1901 – The Australian Labour Party is established.
- 1902 – In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
- 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded.
- 1919 – Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation ofRemembrance Day. In the United States it was called Armistice Day and is now Veterans Day.
- 1941 – The German Luftwaffe launches a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby
- 1942 – World War II: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.
- 1945 – World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Reims, France, to an unconditional surrender.
- 1945 – The Halifax Riot starts when thousands of civilians and servicemen rampage through Halifax.
- 1946 – Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
- 1972 – Four Black September fighters hijack Sabena Flight 571. Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day.
- 1980 – The eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization.
- 1984 – The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
- 1987 – The Loughgall Ambush: The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
- 1988 – A fire at Illinois Bell's Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered the 'worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history' and still the worst to occur on Mother's Day.
- 1326 – Joan I, Countess of Auvergne (d. 1360)
- 1521 – Peter Canisius, Dutch priest (d. 1597)
- 1821 – William Henry Vanderbilt, American businessman (d. 1885)
- 1847 – Oscar Hammerstein I, American businessman and composer (d. 1919)
- 1859 – Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician and engineer (d. 1925)
- 1899 – Friedrich Hayek, Austrian-English economist and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
- 1906 – Esther Hoffe, Israeli mistress of Max Brod (d. 2007)
- 1906 – Roberto Rossellini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1977)
- 1913 – Sid James, South African-English actor (d. 1976)
- 1926 – Don Rickles, American comedian and actor
- 1940 – Ricky Nelson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1985)
- 1940 – Toni Tennille, American singer-songwriter (Captain & Tennille)
- 1943 – Paul Samwell-Smith, English bass player and producer (The Yardbirds and Box of Frogs)
- 1951 – Philip Bailey, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Earth, Wind & Fire)
- 1953 – Alex Van Halen, Dutch-American drummer (Van Halen)
- 1964 – Melissa Gilbert, American actress and director
- 1970 – Michael Bevan, Australian cricketer
- 1972 – Darren Hayes, Australian singer-songwriter (Savage Garden)
- 1975 – Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- 1994 – Ajee' Wilson, American middle-distance runner
- 535 – Pope John II (b. 470)
- 1794 – Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (b. 1743)
- 1903 – Paul Gauguin, French painter (b. 1848)
- 1985 – Karl Marx, German conductor and composer (b. 1897)
- 1985 – Theodore Sturgeon, American author and critic (b. 1918)
- 1999 – Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
- 2011 – Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948)