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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

1994"Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 perfs

1992Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

1985US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

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

1979Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

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

1981Tennis player Billie Jean King acknowledges a lesbian relationship with Marilyn Barnett - becoming first prominent sportswoman to come out

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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

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

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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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