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Major Events of 2007

2007 (Roman Numerals: MMVII) was the 7th year of the 21st century. 2007 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Monday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 2007.
News Events of 2007

Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union.

Microsoft releases Windows Vista to home users.

Britain expresses regret for the dead of both sides in the Falklands War.

Thousands of British cars are damaged by contaminated fuel.

Sony PlayStation 3 released worldwide.

Live Earth concerts held in 9 major cities around the world.

Led Zeppelin reunite in London for a one-off tribute concert in memory of former record company executive, Ahmet Ertegun.

Tony Blair resigns as Prime Minister of the UK, and is replaced by Gordon Brown.

Apple introduces the iPhone.

Apple iPhone

Global financial crisis triggered by liquidity problems in US banking system.

Northern Rock is the first UK banch to experience a bank run in 150 years.

Sports in 2007
2007 Was Designated As
  • International Heliophysical Year

  • International Polar Year

  • European Year of Equal Opportunities for All

  • Year of Rumi

  • Year of the Dolphin


  • Scotland's Year of Highland Culture

  • Scouting Centenary (celebrating 100 years since the foundation of the scouting movement)

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