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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

1785Kamehameha, the king of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi

2010Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

1991Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal

1959Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1992LA Dodgers postpone 3 games due to racial riots over Rodney King beating

1981Tennis player Billie Jean King acknowledges a lesbian relationship with Marilyn Barnett - becoming first prominent sportswoman to come out

1891Cy Young pitches 1st game played in Cleveland's League Park Cleveland Spiders 12, Cincinnati Redlegs 3

1930Bradman scores 236 Aust v Worcs, his 1st f-class innings in Eng

1961Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba

1920Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

1975Jodhi May, London, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl)

1769Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30)

1738Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819) (d. 1819)

1852Calamity Jane, Princeton Missouri, American frontierswoman (Wild Bill Hickok)

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

1982Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California

1850Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

1840Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)

1998"Reality Bites" actor Ethan Hawke (27) weds "Pulp Fiction" actress Uma Thurman (28)

1954Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

1980Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko (49) weds Bobi Ladawa

1967King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Notable Deaths on May 1st

1873David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60

1945Paul Joseph Goebbels, German Nazi Minister of Propoganda, commits suicide aged 47 with his wife and arranges the death of his 6 children aged

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