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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

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

1961Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

1991Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

1896Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada

1992Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

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

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.

1937FDR signs act of neutrality

1941"Citizen Kane", directed & starring Orson Welles, premieres in NY

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

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

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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

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

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

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

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

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

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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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