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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

1985US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

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

1753Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

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

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

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

20032003 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.

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

1991A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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

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

1738Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819) (d. 1819)

1769Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30)

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

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

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

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

2010Actor-producer Seth Green (36) weds actress Clare Grant (30) at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Nacasio, California

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

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

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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

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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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