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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

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

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

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

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

1991A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

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

20032003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.

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

1992Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

May 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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

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

2010Actor-producer Seth Green (36) weds actress Clare Grant (30) at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Nacasio, California

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

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

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

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

May 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 1st

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

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

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