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Notable Historical Events for May 1st

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

1936FBI's J. Edgar Hoover arrests Alvin Karpis

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

1985US President Reagan ends embargo against Nicaragua

1937FDR signs act of neutrality

1966Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

1844Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate

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

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on May 1st

1881Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

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)

1917Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

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

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

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

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

1998Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

May 1st Weddings
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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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