Harry Houdini, handcuffed, and with his feet bound in chains, dives into pool at Los Angeles, May 7, 1923.
This is an aerial photo of the wreckage of the German Hindenburg airship at Lakehurst, N.J. on May 7, 1937. The airship exploded prior to landing on May 6.
These long rows of barrack are at the Noe camp for internees in France on May 7, 1941.
Comedians Stan Laurel, left, and Oliver Hardy are shown in a scene from the movie "A-Haunting We Will Go" in Los Angeles, Ca. on May 7, 1942. At right is Harry A. Jansen as Dante the Magician.
Rear Adm. B. Hall Hanlon, commander of Joint Task Force 7, points to map showing Namu Island in Bikini Atoll, as he delivers briefing to newsmen and official observers gathered on the admirals bridge of the USS Mt McKinley on May 7, 1956, to learn latest arrangements for the first air-drop of an H-Bomb by the United States. In center is U.S. Atomic Energy Commissioner Harold S. Vance, and at right, Gov. W.S. Kohler of Wisconsin, Federal Civil Defense observer.
This tattered flag, shown May 7, 1958, was flying over Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, when Confederate troops began the War Between the States by firing on Fort Sumter. It was taken from its sealed case to be photographed by the National Park Service for a book being published on the evolution of the American flag in Charleston, S.C.
U.S. paratroopers carry a wounded man on a stretcher into a waiting helicopter in Vietnam on May 7, 1966.
Barry Manilow sings during the "Stars Salute Israel at 30!" event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center, Ca., Sunday, May 7, 1978.
Holiday lights illuminate Beijing's Chang An Avenue, Tienanmen (at right) and Tiesanmen Square as Chinese celebrate May Day in the Capital, May 7, 1979. Building illuminated at left is the Great Hall of the People, illuminated towers at right in the distance are central Post and other buildings.
Looking north from 44th Street, New York's Times Square is packed Monday, May 7, 1945, with crowds celebrating the news of Germany's unconditional surrender in World War II.
These are the Air Force men who will comprise the crew of the B-52 bomber shown in the Marshall Islands on May 7, 1956, which will drop the first U.S. H-bomb from an aircraft over Namu Island if the event scheduled for Thursday (Bikini date) is not delayed by weather. It has already been postponed twice. Left to right: Aircraft Commander Maj. David M. Critchlow, Sacramento, Calif.; Pilot Maj. Charles T. Smith, Pittsburg, Kans.; Bombardier Maj. Dwight Durner, Charlotte, Mich., he will trigger bomb; Navigator Maj. Floyd A. Amundsen, Grand Forks, N.D.; Timer Lieut. William R. Payne, Plainview, Texas; Radar Mechanic Sgt. Richard Bingham, Pearsburg, Va.; and official observer and deputy commander of the task group, Col. Paul R. Wignall, Port Arthur, Texas.
An unidentified Black woman struggles with a policeman after she failed to move on during Black protest marches, May 7, 1963 in Birmingham, Ala.
View of the Eiffel Tower taken from the Esplanade of the Trocadero in Paris on May 7, 1968.
A wounded Marine is comforted upon arriving at this evacuation point at Dai Do, Vietnam on May 7, 1968. The Marine was wounded while attacking the North Vietnamese held village of Dai Do near the DMZ. The artillery-supported North Vietnamese pushed back the Marines.
The three stars from the movie "Basic Instinct" arrive at the premiere of the 45th annual Cannes Film Festival, May 7, 1992. The actors are, from left: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. A screening of their movie kicked off the famed festival located along the French Riviera.
A large heron flies away as the Space Shuttle Endeavours main engines roar before lifting off at Kennedy Space Center, May 7, 1992.
Madonna and actress Rose O'Donnell were among the Hollywood set lining the front row of the Forum to watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Phoenix Suns in Inglewood, Calif., May 7, 1993.