2007 in History – What happened in year 2007

✅ Published on April 11th, 2009 in 21st Century in History

In history, year 2007 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 2007.

Top Historical Events of the Year 2007 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 januaryThe newly formed state Slovenia began using the Euro as its official currency.
04 januaryNancy Pelosi became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, becoming the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Government.
07 januaryNewly appointed Archbishop of Warsaw Stanislaw Wielgus Resigned amid allegations that he collaborated with the Polish communist government secret police.
09 januaryApple Computer has released the revolutionary phone. The company believes that it will have a record selling.
10 januaryA general strike, an attempt to force President Lansana Contéto resign which eventually resulted in the appointment of two new prime minister, began in Guinea.
11 januaryIn 2007, January 11.Vietnam became the 150th member of the world trade organization.
12 januaryComet McNaught reached perihelion and became the brightest comet in over 40 years with an apparent magnitude of -5.5.
19 januaryTurkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was assassinated by a Turkish nationalist for his statements on the Armenian Genocide.
20 januaryA three-man team, using only skis and kites, completed a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958, and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.
30 januaryMicrosoft released its new operating system Windows Vista in 2007.
31 januarySuspects were arrested in Birmingham, UK, accused of plotting to kidnap, and eventually behead, a Muslim British soldier serving in Iraq.
18 februaryTerrorist bombs exploded on the Samjhauta Express train inPanipat, Haryana, India, killing 68 people.
23 februaryA Virgin Trains Pendolino express train from London Euston to Glasgow Central derailed near Grayrigg, Cumbria, UK, killing one person and injuring 22.
25 februaryThe movie “The Departed” is awarded with the best picture award in the Academy Awards in 2007.
04 marchFourteen-year-old English schoolgirl Charlotte Shaw drowned onDartmoor, becoming the first person to die in connection with the annualTen Tors challenge.
06 marchThe Mega Millions has the highest lottery jackpot. The decided amount of money is $370 million dollars for the winner.
11 marchGeorgian authorities accused Russia of orchestrating a helicopter attack in the Kodori Valley of the breakaway territory of Abkhazia.
23 marchIranian military personnel seized 15 British Royal Navy personnel from HMS Cornwall, claiming that the British ships sailed into Iran territorial waters.
02 aprilIn Solomon Island an earthquake measure 8.1 in the richer scale triggered tsunami.
03 aprilTexas law enforcement authorities raided the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' YFZ Ranch, eventually removing 533 women and children from the premises.
12 aprilThe canteen of the Council of Representatives of Iraq building was attacked by a suicide bomber, killing one Member of Parliament and wounding 23 other people.
16 aprilIn one of the deadliest shooting incidents in United States history, a gunman killed 32 people and wounded over 20 more before committing suicide at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacks burg, Virginia.
26 aprilControversy surrounding the relocation of the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, a Soviet Red Army World War II memorial in Tallinn, Estonia, erupted into mass protests and riots.
03 mayFour-year-old Madeleine McCann was abducted while on holiday with her family in Portugal, sparking 'the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history.'
04 mayHazardous EF-5 Tornado outbreak almost completely destroyed the city of Greensburg in Kiowa country on May 4, 2007. It was the strongest tornado out of several other tornados that occurred on the same night across Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and South Dakota.
05 mayKenya Airways Flight 507 was crashed on May 5, 2007 just after the take off from Douala International Airport due to pilot error, leaving nobody alive including crew members.
07 mayThe tomb of Herod the Great was discovered by an Israeli Team of archaeologists on May 7, 2007. Herod the Great was a Roman client king of Judea who is known for his colossal building projects.
07 mayA team of Israeli archaeologists discovered the tomb of 1st century BC ruler of Judea Herod the Great.
17 mayTrains from North Korea and South Korea crossed the 38th Parallel in a test run on 17th May with the permission from both governments. This was the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.
03 juneA 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes southern China near the Myanmar and Laos borders, causing casualties.

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