May 07

This Day in History

2007

Herod’s Tomb Discovered

On this day in 2007, Israeli archaeologists discovered the tomb of Herod the Great on a sun-bleached desert slope south of Jerusalem, finally solving one of Israel’s great archaeological … (more...)

1954

French defeated at Dien Bien Phu

On this day, Dien Bien Phu, a major French stronghold in northwest Vietnam, falls to the Vietnamese Communists after 57 days of siege. In 1949, Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh launched a guerrilla war against … (more...)