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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

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

1992Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

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

1985US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

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

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

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

2011Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

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.

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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

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

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

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

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

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

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

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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