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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)
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*****[Notes:ANCHOR VOICE]May 7th, 1915: (AP Archive Video / AP Photos)During World War One, a torpedo from German submarine sinks the Lusitania off the coast of Ireland.Nearly 12-hundred people aboard the British ocean liner, including 128 Americans, are killed. The sinking helps push the United States into joining the war against Germany two years later.1945: (AP Archive Video / AP Photos)End of World War Two in Europe, as Nazi Germany signs an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in France.The Allies officially celebrate the Nazi defeat the following day.1954: (AP Photos)In Southeast Asia, the battle of Dien Bien Phu ends, as Vietnamese insurgents overrun French forces after a 55-day siege.In Washington, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles foreshadows America's long and costly involvement in Vietnam during the next two decades.(SOT of Dulles)1840: (AP Photos)(NAT of "March from Nutcracker")Composer Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky --- whose ballets include "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty" and "The Nutcracker" --- is born in Russia.And, 1941: (AP Photos)(NAT of "Chattanooga Choo-Choo")Big band leader Glenn Miller and his Orchestra record the swing-era hit, "Chattanooga Choo Choo."Today in History, May 7th --- ___ ___, The Associated Press.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE:-------------------------Sandy Kozel