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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

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

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

1984Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

1959Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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

1985US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

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

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

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

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

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

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

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

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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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