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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

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

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

1844Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate

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

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

1920Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds

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

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

1992Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

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Notable Birthdays on May 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

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

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

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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

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

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

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

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

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

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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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