Today in History - May 7

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Saturday, May 7 2011 by

1697 – Stockholm’s royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire. It is replaced by the current Royal Palace in the eighteenth century.

Stockholm Royal Palace (StreetView)
Stockholm Royal Palace

1960 – Cold War: U-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.

U2 Spy Plane (Google Maps)
U2 Spy Plane