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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

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

1844Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate

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

1992Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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

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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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