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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

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.

1985US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

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

1785Kamehameha, the king of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi

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

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

305Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.

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

1896Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada

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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

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

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

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

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

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

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

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

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

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

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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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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