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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

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

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

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

1992Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

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

305Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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