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  • Windisch, Austria
    Tuesday May 01, 1308

    Holy Roman Empire

    Albert was assassinated (Albert I of Germany)

    Windisch, Austria
    Tuesday May 01, 1308

    Albert was assassinated in 1308.




  • Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday May 01, 1464

    Elizabeth Woodville

    Edward IV married Elizabeth

    Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
    Sunday May 01, 1464

    Edward IV had many mistresses, the best known of them being Jane Shore, and he did not have a reputation for fidelity. His marriage to the widowed Elizabeth Woodville took place secretly and, though the date is not known, it is traditionally said to have taken place at her family home in Northamptonshire on 1 May 1464.




  • Eisenach, Germany
    Saturday May 01, 1694

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mother's Death

    Eisenach, Germany
    Saturday May 01, 1694

    Bach's mother died in 1694, and his father died eight months later.




  • New York, U.S.
    Friday May 01, 1789

    George Washington

    President of the United States

    New York, U.S.
    Friday May 01, 1789

    Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, taking the oath of office at Federal Hall in New York City.




  • U.S.
    Friday May 01, 1795

    Flag of the United States

    15 Stars

    U.S.
    Friday May 01, 1795

    In 1795, the number of stars and stripes was increased from 13 to 15 (to reflect the entry of Vermont and Kentucky as states of the Union).




  • Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 1865

    Memorial day

    African-Americans parade

    Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 1865

    On May 1, 1865, in Charleston, South Carolina, recently freed African-Americans held a parade of 10,000 people to honor 257 dead Union soldiers, whose remains they had reburied from a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. Historian David W. Blight cites contemporary news reports of this incident in the Charleston Daily Courier and the New-York Tribune. Although Blight claimed that "African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina", in 2012, he stated that he "has no evidence" that the event in Charleston inspired the establishment of Memorial Day across the country. Accordingly, investigators for Time Magazine, LiveScience, RealClearLife and Snopes have called this conclusion into question.




  • France
    Saturday May 01, 1886

    Eiffel Tower

    Lockroy announced an alteration to the terms of the open competition being held for a centrepiece to the exposition

    France
    Saturday May 01, 1886

    Little progress was made until 1886, when Jules Grévy was re-elected as president of France and Édouard Lockroy was appointed as minister for trade. A budget for the exposition was passed and, on 1 May, Lockroy announced an alteration to the terms of the open competition being held for a centrepiece to the exposition, which effectively made the selection of Eiffel's design a foregone conclusion, as entries had to include a study for a 300 m (980 ft) four-sided metal tower on the Champ de Mars. (A 300-meter tower was then considered a herculean engineering effort).


  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Tuesday May 01, 1900

    Joseph Stalin

    May day 1900

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Tuesday May 01, 1900

    Co-organised a secret workers' mass meeting for May Day 1900, at which he successfully encouraged many of the men to take strike action. By this point, the empire's secret police—the Okhrana—were aware of Stalin's activities within Tiflis' revolutionary milieu. They attempted to arrest him in March 1901, but he escaped and went into hiding, living off the donations of friends and sympathizers.


  • Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Wednesday May 01, 1901

    Joseph Stalin

    May day 1901

    Tiflis, Tiflis Governorate, Caucasus Viceroyalty, Russian Empire Or Georgia
    Wednesday May 01, 1901

    Remaining underground, he helped plan a demonstration for May Day 1901, in which 3,000 marchers clashed with the authorities.


  • Kumrovec, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (Now Croatia)
    Saturday May 01, 1909

    Josip Broz Tito

    May day

    Kumrovec, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (Now Croatia)
    Saturday May 01, 1909

    During his apprenticeship he was encouraged to mark May Day in 1909, and read and sold Slobodna Reč (Free Word), a socialist newspaper.


  • Tisza River, Hungary
    Thursday May 01, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Romania controled The Entire East bank of The Tisza River

    Tisza River, Hungary
    Thursday May 01, 1919

    On the evening of 1 May the entire east bank of the Tisza River was under the control of the Romanian army.


  • Moldova (Then Bessarabia)
    Thursday May 01, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Romania Was Ordered To Leave Bessarabia

    Moldova (Then Bessarabia)
    Thursday May 01, 1919

    On 1 May, Bolshevik Soviet Russian Foreign Minister Georgy Chicherin issued an ultimatum to the Romanian government. Romania was ordered to leave Bessarabia.


  • Yugoslavia
    Thursday May 01, 1941

    Josip Broz Tito

    Calling on the people to unite in a battle against the occupation

    Yugoslavia
    Thursday May 01, 1941

    On 1 May 1941, Tito issued a pamphlet calling on the people to unite in a battle against the occupation.


  • Falklands
    Saturday May 01, 1982

    Falklands War

    Black Buck 1

    Falklands
    Saturday May 01, 1982

    On 1 May, British operations on the Falklands opened with the "Black Buck 1" attack (of a series of five) on the airfield at Stanley.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 1989

    Central Park Jogger Case

    Meili Aftermath

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 1989

    Meili was comatose for 12 days. She suffered severe hypothermia, severe brain damage, severe hemorrhagic shock, loss of 75–80 percent of her blood, and internal bleeding. Her skull had been fractured so badly that her left eye was dislodged from its socket, which in turn was fractured in 21 places, and she suffered as well from facial fractures.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 1989

    Central Park Jogger Case

    Donald Trump Action

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 1989

    On May 1, 1989, Donald Trump, the real estate magnate, called for the return of the death penalty in full-page advertisements published in all four of the city's major newspapers. Trump said he wanted the "criminals of every age" who were accused of beating and raping a jogger in Central Park 12 days earlier "to be afraid". The advertisement, which cost an estimated US$85,000 (equivalent to $172,000 in 2018).


  • Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 01, 1997

    Theresa May

    A Seat in Parliament

    Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 01, 1997

    Ahead of the 1997 general election, May was selected as the Conservative candidate for Maidenhead, a new seat which was created from parts of the seats of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham. She was elected with 25,344 votes (49.8%), almost double the total of second-placed Andrew Terence Ketteringham of the Liberal Democrats, who took 13,363 votes (26.3%).


  • Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Johnson Successfully Defended His Title

    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 2000

    The following night on Raw, Johnson successfully defended his title against Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage match.


  • White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 01, 2001

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    A Group presently in the United States

    White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday May 01, 2001

    On May 1, 2001, the CIA informed the White House that "a group presently in the United States" was in the process of planning a terrorist attack.


  • China
    Saturday May 01, 2004

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    New SARS infections in China

    China
    Saturday May 01, 2004

    On May 1, Two additional confirmed cases of SARS and three additional suspected cases were reported in Beijing, all related to a single research lab. The total number of cases was six.


  • Israel
    Sunday May 01, 2005

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan's visit to Israel

    Israel
    Sunday May 01, 2005

    Erdoğan visited Israel on 1 May 2005, a gesture unusual for a leader of a Muslim majority country. During his trip, Erdoğan visited the Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Sunday May 01, 2005

    IBM

    Lenovo

    Hong Kong, China
    Sunday May 01, 2005

    On 1 May 2005, the company sold its personal computer business to the Chinese technology company Lenovo for US$1.25 billion.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 2006

    Kobe Bryant

    Bryant's second child

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 2006

    Bryant's second daughter, Gianna, was born in May 2006.


  • Pakistan
    Sunday May 01, 2011

    Barack Obama

    Bin Laden Death

    Pakistan
    Sunday May 01, 2011

    The operation took place on May 1, 2011, and resulted in the shooting death of bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from the compound.


  • Abbottabad, Pakistan
    Sunday May 01, 2011

    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    Bin Laden was killed by American Special Forces

    Abbottabad, Pakistan
    Sunday May 01, 2011

    After a 10-year manhunt, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that bin Laden was killed by American special forces in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 1, 2011.


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