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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

1844Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate

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

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.

1984Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

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

1937FDR signs act of neutrality

1987Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun

1992Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

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

1985US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

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

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

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

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

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)

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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