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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

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

1984Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

1991Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

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

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

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

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

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

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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

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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