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What Happened on May 1st This Day in History

Year Name
2019 Naxalite attack in Gadchiroli district of India: Sixteen army soldiers, including a driver, killed in an IED blast. Naxals targeted an anti-Naxal operations team.
2019 Naruhito ascends to the throne of Japan succeeding his father Akihito, beginning the Reiwa period.
2018 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumes the Deir ez-Zor campaign in order to clear the remnants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the Iraq–Syria border.[16]
2011 Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
2009 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
2004 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2003 Invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln (off the coast of California), U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended".
1999 The body of British climber George Mallory is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.
1994 Three-time Formula One champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix.
1982 Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
1978 Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
1975 The Särkänniemi Amusement Park opens in Tampere, Finland.
1971 Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) takes over operation of U.S. passenger rail service.
1970 Vietnam War: Protests erupt following the announcement by Richard Nixon that the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces would attack Vietnamese communists in a Cambodian Campaign.
1961 The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
1960 Cold War: U-2 incident: Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Sverdlovsk Oblast, Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
1957 A Vickers VC.1 Viking crashes while attempting to return to Blackbushe Airport in Yateley, killing 34.
1956 The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
1947 Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily by the bandit and separatist leader Salvatore Giuliano where 11 persons are killed and 33 wounded.
1946 Start of three-year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
1945 World War II: A German newsreader officially announces that Adolf Hitler has "fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany". The Soviet flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery, by order of Stalin.
1945 World War II: Up to 2,500 people die in a mass suicide in Demmin following the advance of the Red Army.
1931 The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
1930 "Pluto" is officially proposed for the name of the newly discovered dwarf planet Pluto by Vesto Slipher in the Lowell Observatory Observation Circular. The name quickly catches on.
1929 The 7.2 Mw  Kopet Dag earthquake shakes the Iran–Turkmenistan border region with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing up to 3,800 and injuring 1,121.
1925 The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
1919 German troops enter Munich to suppress the Bavarian Soviet Republic.
1915 The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her 202nd, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives.
1900 The Scofield Mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
1898 Spanish–American War: Battle of Manila Bay: The Asiatic Squadron of the United States Navy destroys the Pacific Squadron of the Spanish Navy after a seven-hour battle. Spain loses all seven of its ships, and 381 Spanish sailors die. There are no American vessel losses or combat deaths.
1894 Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
1886 Rallies are held throughout the United States demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket affair in Chicago, in commemoration of which May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in many countries.
1885 The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opens for business.
1866 The Memphis Race Riots begin. In three days time, 46 blacks and two whites were killed. Reports of the atrocities influenced passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1865 The Empire of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay sign the Treaty of the Triple Alliance.
1863 American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.
1851 Queen Victoria opens The Great Exhibition at The Crystal Palace in London.
1846 The few remaining Mormons left in Nauvoo, Illinois, formally dedicate the Nauvoo Temple.
1844 Hong Kong Police Force, the world's second modern police force and Asia's first, is established.
1840 The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
1820 Execution of the Cato Street Conspirators, who plotted to kill the British Cabinet and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool.
1807 The Slave Trade Act 1807 takes effect, abolishing the slave trade within the British Empire.
1753 Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
1707 The Act of Union joining England and Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain takes effect.
1486 Christopher Columbus presents his plans discovering a western route to the Indies to the Spanish Queen Isabella I of Castile.
1328 Wars of Scottish Independence end: By the Treaty of Edinburgh–Northampton, England recognises Scotland as an independent state.
1169 Norman mercenaries land at Bannow Bay in Leinster, marking the beginning of the Norman invasion of Ireland.
880 The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
305 Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman emperor.
Famous People Born on May 1

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Year Name
1951 Gordon Greenidge, Barbadian cricketer and coach
1910 Behice Boran, Turkish sociologist and politician (d. 1987)
1885 Clément Pansaers, Belgian poet (d. 1922)
1969 Billy Owens, American basketball player
1896 J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
1855 Cecilia Beaux, American painter and academic (d. 1942)
1895 Nikolai Yezhov, Soviet secret police official, head of the NKVD (d. 1940)
1996 William Nylander, Canadian-Swedish ice hockey player
1783 Phoebe Hinsdale Brown, American hymnwriter (d. 1861)
1585 Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (d. 1612)
Famous People Deaths On May 1

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Date Name
1960 Charles Holden, English architect, designed the Bristol Central Library (b. 1875)
2015 Geoff Duke, English-Manx motorcycle racer (b. 1923)
1856 John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (b. 1774)
1904 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer and academic (b. 1841)
1965 Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (b. 1911)
1990 Sergio Franchi, Italian-American tenor and actor (b. 1926)
1738 Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English politician, First Lord of the Treasury (b. 1669)
2014 Adamu Atta, Nigerian lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Kwara State (b. 1927)
1772 Gottfried Achenwall, Polish-German historian, economist, and jurist (b. 1719)
1731 Johann Ludwig Bach, German violinist and composer (b. 1677)