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May 1st, 2008 (May 01 2008)EventThe London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.
May 1st, 2008 (May 01 2008)DeathAnthony Mamo, Malta s first President (born in 1909)
May 1st, 2008 (May 01 2008)DeathDeborah Jeane Palfrey, Washington, D.C. prostitution service owner (born in 1956)
May 1st, 2007 (May 01 2007)EventThe Los Angeles May Day melee occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department s response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.Ang Lee Quotes
May 1st, 2006 (May 01 2006)EventThe Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
May 1st, 2006 (May 01 2006)DeathBig Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
May 1st, 2006 (May 01 2006)DeathJohnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (born in 1940)
May 1st, 2006 (May 01 2006)DeathRob Lacey, Christian Author. (born in 1962)
May 1st, 2004 (May 01 2004)EventCyprus, 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.
May 1st, 2003 (May 01 2003)Event2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.George W. Bush Quotes
May 1st, 2003 (May 01 2003)DeathMiss Elizabeth, American wrestler (born in 1960)
May 1st, 2000 (May 01 2000)EventPhilippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III rebellion.
May 1st, 2000 (May 01 2000)DeathSteve Reeves, American actor (born in 1926)
May 1st, 1998 (May 01 1998)DeathEldridge Cleaver, American activist (born in 1935)Eldridge Cleaver Quotes
May 1st, 1997 (May 01 1997)EventTasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.
May 1st, 1997 (May 01 1997)BirthAriel Gade, American actress
May 1st, 1995 (May 01 1995)EventCroatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
May 1st, 1994 (May 01 1994)DeathAyrton Senna, Brazilian race car driver and three-time F1 world champion (born in 1960)Ayrton Senna Quotes
May 1st, 1993 (May 01 1993)DeathPierre Beregovoy, French Prime Minister (born in 1925)
May 1st, 1993 (May 01 1993)DeathRanasinghe Premadasa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (born in 1924)
May 1st, 1992 (May 01 1992)EventOn the third day of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, African-American activist, criminal, and victim of police beating Rodney King appears in public before television news cameras to appeal for calm and plead for peace, asking, "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?".
May 1st, 1991 (May 01 1991)EventRickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics steals his 939th base, making him the all-time leader in this category. However, his accomplishment is overshadowed later that evening by Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers, when he pitches his seventh career no-hitter (breaking his own record).
May 1st, 1991 (May 01 1991)BirthCreagen Dow, American actor
May 1st, 1990 (May 01 1990)BirthCaitlin Stasey, Australian actress
May 1st, 1990 (May 01 1990)DeathSergio Franchi, Italian tenor (born in 1926)
May 1st, 1989 (May 01 1989)EventDisney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.Walt Disney Quotes
May 1st, 1989 (May 01 1989)DeathSally Kirkland, fashion editor at LIFE (born in 1912)
May 1st, 1989 (May 01 1989)DeathDouglass Watson, American actor (born in 1921)
May 1st, 1988 (May 01 1988)BirthGraeme Owens, English footballer
May 1st, 1987 (May 01 1987)EventPope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
May 1st, 1987 (May 01 1987)BirthShahar Pe er, Israeli tennis player
May 1st, 1987 (May 01 1987)BirthMatt Di Angelo, Actor
May 1st, 1986 (May 01 1986)BirthCristian Benitez, Ecuadorian footballer
May 1st, 1986 (May 01 1986)BirthAdam Casey, Australian footballer
May 1st, 1986 (May 01 1986)DeathHylda Baker, English comedy actress (born in 1905)
May 1st, 1986 (May 01 1986)DeathHugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (born in 1916)
May 1st, 1985 (May 01 1985)BirthDrew Sidora, American actress
May 1st, 1984 (May 01 1984)BirthAlexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
May 1st, 1984 (May 01 1984)BirthFarah Fath, American actress
May 1st, 1984 (May 01 1984)BirthKeiichiro Koyama, Japanese musician (NEWS)
May 1st, 1983 (May 01 1983)EventGreek composer Mikis Theodorakis is awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.
May 1st, 1983 (May 01 1983)BirthThe Human Tornado (Craig Williams), American professional wrestler
May 1st, 1982 (May 01 1982)EventThe 1982 World s Fair opens in Knoxville, Tennessee.
May 1st, 1982 (May 01 1982)EventOperation Black Buck begins. The RAF attack on the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
May 1st, 1982 (May 01 1982)BirthTommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player
May 1st, 1982 (May 01 1982)DeathWilliam Primrose, Scottish violist (born in 1903)
May 1st, 1981 (May 01 1981)BirthAliaksandr Hleb, Belarusian footballer
May 1st, 1981 (May 01 1981)BirthDerek Asamoah, Ghanaian Footballer
May 1st, 1981 (May 01 1981)BirthWes Welker, American football player
May 1st, 1980 (May 01 1980)BirthJan Heylen, Belgian racing driver
May 1st, 1980 (May 01 1980)BirthAna Claudia Talancon, Mexican actress
May 1st, 1979 (May 01 1979)BirthMauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
May 1st, 1979 (May 01 1979)BirthBen Easter, American actor
May 1st, 1979 (May 01 1979)BirthMC Harvey (Michael Harvey), British musical artist
May 1st, 1978 (May 01 1978)EventJapan s Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
May 1st, 1978 (May 01 1978)BirthSachie Hara, Japanese actress
May 1st, 1978 (May 01 1978)DeathAram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (born in 1903)
May 1st, 1977 (May 01 1977)Event36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
May 1st, 1977 (May 01 1977)BirthVera Lischka, Austrian swimmer
May 1st, 1977 (May 01 1977)BirthDan Regan, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
May 1st, 1976 (May 01 1976)BirthDarius McCrary, American actor
May 1st, 1976 (May 01 1976)DeathAlexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (born in 1939)
May 1st, 1976 (May 01 1976)DeathT.R.M. Howard, civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (born in 1908)
May 1st, 1975 (May 01 1975)BirthMarc-Vivien Foe, Cameroonian footballer (died in 2003)
May 1st, 1975 (May 01 1975)BirthJodhi May, British actress
May 1st, 1975 (May 01 1975)BirthAustin Croshere, American basketball player
May 1st, 1975 (May 01 1975)BirthAlexei Smertin, Russian footballer
May 1st, 1973 (May 01 1973)BirthCurtis Martin, American football player
May 1st, 1973 (May 01 1973)BirthOliver Neuville, German footballer
May 1st, 1972 (May 01 1972)BirthJulie Benz, American actress
May 1st, 1971 (May 01 1971)EventAmtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) is formed to take over U.S. passenger rail service.
May 1st, 1971 (May 01 1971)BirthAjith Kumar, Indian film actor
May 1st, 1970 (May 01 1970)EventProtests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country.
May 1st, 1970 (May 01 1970)DeathCrown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (born in 1897)
May 1st, 1969 (May 01 1969)BirthWes Anderson, American director and writer
May 1st, 1969 (May 01 1969)BirthBilly Owens, American basketball player
May 1st, 1968 (May 01 1968)BirthOliver Bierhoff, German footballer
May 1st, 1968 (May 01 1968)BirthSol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
May 1st, 1968 (May 01 1968)BirthD arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
May 1st, 1968 (May 01 1968)DeathHarold Nicolson, British diplomat, author and politician (born in 1886)
May 1st, 1968 (May 01 1968)DeathJack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (b.1895)
May 1st, 1967 (May 01 1967)BirthTim McGraw, American musician
May 1st, 1966 (May 01 1966)BirthOlaf Thon, German football player
May 1st, 1965 (May 01 1965)EventBattle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC and PRC, takes place.
May 1st, 1965 (May 01 1965)DeathSpike Jones, American band leader, musician, and comedian (born in 1911)
May 1st, 1964 (May 01 1964)BirthYvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater
May 1st, 1963 (May 01 1963)DeathLope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (born in 1879)
May 1st, 1962 (May 01 1962)BirthMaia Morgenstern, Romanian actress
May 1st, 1962 (May 01 1962)BirthTed Sundquist, General Manager of the Denver Broncos
May 1st, 1961 (May 01 1961)EventThe Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.Fidel Castro Quotes
May 1st, 1961 (May 01 1961)BirthMarilyn Milian, current judge on The People s Court
May 1st, 1960 (May 01 1960)EventFormation of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
May 1st, 1960 (May 01 1960)EventCold War: U-2 Crisis - Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
May 1st, 1960 (May 01 1960)BirthSteve Cauthen, American jockey
May 1st, 1957 (May 01 1957)BirthKo Otani, Japanese composer
May 1st, 1956 (May 01 1956)EventThe polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.Jonas Salk Quotes
May 1st, 1956 (May 01 1956)EventA doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.
May 1st, 1956 (May 01 1956)BirthCatherine Frot, French actress
May 1st, 1955 (May 01 1955)BirthNick Feldman, English musician
May 1st, 1954 (May 01 1954)BirthRay Parker Jr., American singer and songwriter
May 1st, 1954 (May 01 1954)BirthJoel Rosenberg, science fiction author
May 1st, 1953 (May 01 1953)BirthGlen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer
May 1st, 1951 (May 01 1951)BirthAntony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
May 1st, 1950 (May 01 1950)EventGuam is organized as a United States commonwealth.
May 1st, 1950 (May 01 1950)BirthDann Florek, American actor
May 1st, 1950 (May 01 1950)BirthDanny McGrain, Scottish footballer
May 1st, 1949 (May 01 1949)BirthTim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
May 1st, 1949 (May 01 1949)BirthPaul Teutul, Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers
May 1st, 1948 (May 01 1948)EventThe Democratic People s Republic of Korea (North Korea) is established, with Kim Il-sung as president.
May 1st, 1947 (May 01 1947)BirthSergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
May 1st, 1946 (May 01 1946)EventStart of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
May 1st, 1946 (May 01 1946)EventThe Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
May 1st, 1946 (May 01 1946)BirthJoanna Lumley, English actress
May 1st, 1946 (May 01 1946)BirthJohn Woo, Hong Kong director
May 1st, 1945 (May 01 1945)EventWorld 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".Adolf Hitler Quotes
May 1st, 1945 (May 01 1945)BirthRita Coolidge, American singer
May 1st, 1945 (May 01 1945)DeathJoseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda (suicide with his wife Magda Goebbels) (born in 1897)Joseph Goebbels Quotes
May 1st, 1944 (May 01 1944)BirthSuresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
May 1st, 1943 (May 01 1943)DeathJohan Oscar Smith, Norweigian Christian leader and founder of Smith s Friends (b.1871)
May 1st, 1941 (May 01 1941)EventWorld War II: German forces launch Operation Mercury the largest airborne invasion to date in their bid to capture Crete.
May 1st, 1941 (May 01 1941)EventWorld War II: German forces launch a major attack on Tobruk.
May 1st, 1940 (May 01 1940)EventThe 1940 Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war.
May 1st, 1940 (May 01 1940)BirthElsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
May 1st, 1939 (May 01 1939)BirthJudy Collins, American folk singer
May 1st, 1939 (May 01 1939)BirthMax Robinson, American broadcast journalist (died in 1988)
May 1st, 1937 (May 01 1937)BirthUna Stubbs, English actress
May 1st, 1937 (May 01 1937)DeathSnitz Edwards, American actor (born in 1868)
May 1st, 1935 (May 01 1935)BirthAnn Robinson, American actress
May 1st, 1935 (May 01 1935)DeathHenri Pelissier, French cyclist (born in 1889)
May 1st, 1934 (May 01 1934)BirthJoan Hackett, American actress (died in 1983)
May 1st, 1934 (May 01 1934)BirthShirley Horn, American jazz singer and pianist (died in 2005)
May 1st, 1934 (May 01 1934)BirthCuauhtemoc Cardenas, Mexican politician
May 1st, 1931 (May 01 1931)EventThe Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
May 1st, 1930 (May 01 1930)EventThe dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.
May 1st, 1930 (May 01 1930)BirthRichard Riordan, former mayor of Los Angeles
May 1st, 1930 (May 01 1930)BirthLittle Walter, American blues singer (died in 1995)
May 1st, 1929 (May 01 1929)BirthRalf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician
May 1st, 1929 (May 01 1929)BirthSonny James, American country music singer and songwriter
May 1st, 1928 (May 01 1928)BirthDesmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (died in 2002)
May 1st, 1927 (May 01 1927)EventThe first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
May 1st, 1927 (May 01 1927)EventThe Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded by the American Federation of Labor.
May 1st, 1926 (May 01 1926)BirthPeter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
May 1st, 1925 (May 01 1925)EventThe All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially foundedied in Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
May 1st, 1925 (May 01 1925)BirthChuck Bednarik, American football playerChuck D Quotes
May 1st, 1925 (May 01 1925)BirthScott Carpenter, American astronaut
May 1st, 1924 (May 01 1924)BirthArt Fleming, American game show host (died in 1995)
May 1st, 1924 (May 01 1924)BirthKarel Kachyna, Czech film director (died in 2004)
May 1st, 1924 (May 01 1924)BirthTerry Southern, American screenwriter (died in 1995)
May 1st, 1923 (May 01 1923)BirthJoseph Heller, American novelist (died in 1999)Joseph Heller Quotes
May 1st, 1919 (May 01 1919)BirthLewis Hill, American pacifist and founder of Pacifica Radio (died in 1957)
May 1st, 1919 (May 01 1919)BirthDan O Herlihy, Irish film actor (died in 2005)
May 1st, 1918 (May 01 1918)BirthJack Paar, American television host (died in 2004)
May 1st, 1918 (May 01 1918)BirthGersh Budker, Russian physicist (died in 1977)
May 1st, 1917 (May 01 1917)BirthJohn Beradino, American actor and baseball player (died in 1996)
May 1st, 1917 (May 01 1917)BirthDanielle Darrieux, French singer and actress
May 1st, 1916 (May 01 1916)BirthGlenn Ford, Canadian actor (died in 2006)
May 1st, 1915 (May 01 1915)EventThe RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her two hundred and second 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, including 128 Americans, rousing American sentiment against Germany.
May 1st, 1915 (May 01 1915)BirthArchie Williams, American athlete (died in 1993)
May 1st, 1913 (May 01 1913)BirthLouis Nye, American comedian and actor (died in 2005)
May 1st, 1913 (May 01 1913)BirthWalter Susskind, Czech conductor (died in 1980)
May 1st, 1913 (May 01 1913)DeathJohn Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (born in 1850)John Armstrong Quotes
May 1st, 1912 (May 01 1912)BirthOtto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (died in 1998)
May 1st, 1909 (May 01 1909)BirthYiannis Ritsos, Greek poet, winner of the Lenin Peace Prize, 9 times candidate for the Nobel Prize (died in 1990)
May 1st, 1908 (May 01 1908)BirthGiovanni Guareschi, Italian journalist (died in 1968)
May 1st, 1907 (May 01 1907)BirthOliver Hill, civil rights attorney (died in 2007)
May 1st, 1907 (May 01 1907)BirthKate Smith, American singer (died in 1986)
May 1st, 1906 (May 01 1906)BirthHorst Schumann, Nazi physician (died in 1983)
May 1st, 1905 (May 01 1905)BirthHenry Koster, German film director (died in 1988)
May 1st, 1905 (May 01 1905)BirthPaul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (died in 1982)
May 1st, 1904 (May 01 1904)DeathAntonin Dvorak, Czech composer (born in 1841)Antonin Dvorak Quotes
May 1st, 1901 (May 01 1901)EventThe Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York.
May 1st, 1901 (May 01 1901)BirthHeinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (died in 1985)
May 1st, 1901 (May 01 1901)BirthAntal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (died in 1945)
May 1st, 1900 (May 01 1900)EventThe Scofield mine disaster kills 200 in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
May 1st, 1899 (May 01 1899)DeathLudwig Buchner, German philosopher and physician (born in 1824) Philo Quotes
May 1st, 1898 (May 01 1898)EventSpanish-American War: The Battle of Manila Baythe United States Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the war.
May 1st, 1896 (May 01 1896)BirthHerbert Backe, German Nazi politician (died in 1947)
May 1st, 1896 (May 01 1896)BirthMark Wayne Clark, American general (died in 1984)
May 1st, 1896 (May 01 1896)BirthJ. Lawton Collins, American general (died in 1987)
May 1st, 1894 (May 01 1894)EventCoxey s Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
May 1st, 1893 (May 01 1893)EventThe World s Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.
May 1st, 1887 (May 01 1887)BirthAlan Gordon Cunningham, British army officer (died in 1983)
May 1st, 1886 (May 01 1886)EventThe Haymarket riots in Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois are the start of the general strike which eventually wins the eight-hour workday in the United States. These events are today commemorated as May Day or Labour Day in most industrialized countries.
May 1st, 1884 (May 01 1884)EventProclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
May 1st, 1884 (May 01 1884)BirthFrancis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (died in 1964)
May 1st, 1881 (May 01 1881)BirthPierre Teilhard de Chardin, French palaeontologist and philosopher (died in 1955) Philo Quotes
May 1st, 1873 (May 01 1873)DeathDavid Livingstone, Scottish missionary (born in 1813)
May 1st, 1872 (May 01 1872)BirthSidonio Pais, Portuguese military and politician (died in 1918)
May 1st, 1869 (May 01 1869)EventThe Folies Bergere opens in Paris.
May 1st, 1863 (May 01 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.
May 1st, 1852 (May 01 1852)EventThe Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.
May 1st, 1852 (May 01 1852)BirthCalamity Jane, American Wild West performer (died in 1903)
May 1st, 1852 (May 01 1852)BirthSantiago Ramon y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (died in 1934)
May 1st, 1851 (May 01 1851)EventThe Great Exhibition opens in London by Queen Victoria.
May 1st, 1851 (May 01 1851)BirthLaza Lazarevic, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (died in 1891)
May 1st, 1850 (May 01 1850)BirthPrince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (died in 1942)
May 1st, 1848 (May 01 1848)EventThe Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
May 1st, 1846 (May 01 1846)EventThe few remaining Mormons left in Nauvoo, Illinois, formally dedicated the Nauvoo Temple.
May 1st, 1840 (May 01 1840)EventThe Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
May 1st, 1834 (May 01 1834)EventThe British colonies abolish slavery.
May 1st, 1831 (May 01 1831)BirthEmily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (died in 1903)
May 1st, 1829 (May 01 1829)BirthJose de Alencar, Brazilian novelist (died in 1877)
May 1st, 1813 (May 01 1813)DeathJean-Baptiste Bessieres, French marshal (killed in combat) (born in 1768)
May 1st, 1804 (May 01 1804)BirthAleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (died in 1860)
May 1st, 1786 (May 01 1786)EventOpening night of the opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Vienna, Austria.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quotes
May 1st, 1785 (May 01 1785)EventKamehameha, the king of Hawai?i defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawai?i.
May 1st, 1778 (May 01 1778)EventAmerican Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
May 1st, 1776 (May 01 1776)EventEstablishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt.
May 1st, 1772 (May 01 1772)DeathGottfried Achenwall, German statistician (born in 1719)
May 1st, 1769 (May 01 1769)BirthArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish statesman (died in 1852)Duke Ellington Quotes
May 1st, 1753 (May 01 1753)EventPublication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
May 1st, 1751 (May 01 1751)EventThe first cricket match is played in America.
May 1st, 1738 (May 01 1738)BirthKing Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (died in 1819)
May 1st, 1738 (May 01 1738)DeathCharles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (born in c. 1669)
May 1st, 1731 (May 01 1731)DeathJohann Ludwig Bach, German composer (born in 1677)
May 1st, 1707 (May 01 1707)EventThe Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
May 1st, 1672 (May 01 1672)BirthJoseph Addison, English politician and writer (died in 1719)
May 1st, 1594 (May 01 1594)BirthJohn Haynes, Massachusetts colonial magistrate
May 1st, 1582 (May 01 1582)BirthMarco da Gagliano, Italian composer (died in 1643)
May 1st, 1576 (May 01 1576)EventStefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
May 1st, 1572 (May 01 1572)DeathPope Pius V (born in 1504)
May 1st, 1555 (May 01 1555)DeathPope Marcellus II (born in 1501)
May 1st, 1539 (May 01 1539)DeathIsabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (born in 1503)
May 1st, 1328 (May 01 1328)EventWars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
May 1st, 1308 (May 01 1308)DeathAlbert I of Habsburg (murdered) (born in 1255)
May 1st, 1285 (May 01 1285)BirthEdmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (died in 1326)
May 1st, 1240 (May 01 1240)DeathJacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals
May 1st, 1218 (May 01 1218)BirthJohn I, Count of Hainaut (died in 1257)
May 1st, 1218 (May 01 1218)BirthRudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (died in 1291)
May 1st, 1118 (May 01 1118)DeathEdith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (born in c. 1080)
May 1st, 0408 (May 01 0408)DeathArcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (born in 337/338)
May 1st, 0305 (May 01 0305)EventDiocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.

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