Saturday, 1 May 2010

May 1 - Deaths

May 1st Details:
May 1st Deaths:
408 – Arcadius - Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338)
1118 – Edith of Scotland - first wife of Henry I of England (b. c.1080)
1308 – Albert I of Habsburg (b. 1255)
1539 – Isabella of Portugal - queen of Spain & empress of Germany (b. 1503)
1555 – Pope Marcellus II (b. 1501)
1572 – Saint Pope Pius V (b. 1504)
1731 – Johann Ludwig Bach - German composer (b. 1677)
1738 – Charles Howard - 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c.1669)
1772 – Gottfried Achenwall - German statistician (b. 1719)
1813 – Jean-Baptiste Bessières - French marshal (killed in combat) (b. 1768)
1873 – David Livingstone - Scottish missionary (b. 1813)
1899 – Ludwig Büchner - German philosopher & physician (b. 1824)
1904 – Antonín Dvořák - Czech composer (b. 1841)
1913 – John Barclay Armstrong - Texas Ranger & U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)
1920 – Princess Margaret of Connaught (b. 1882)
1935 – Henri Pélissier - French cyclist (b. 1889)
1937 – Snitz Edwards - American actor (b. 1868)
1943 – Johan Oscar Smith - Norweigian Christian leader & founder of Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871)
1945 – Joseph Goebbels - Nazi Minister of Propaganda (b. 1897)
1963 – Lope K. Santos - Filipino writer, father of the Filipino language (b. 1879)
1965 – Spike Jones - American band leader, musician, & comedian (b. 1911)
1968 – Harold Nicolson - British diplomat, author & politician (b. 1886)
1968 – Jack Adams - Canadian ice hockey player, coach & general manager (b. 1895)
1970 – Crown Prince Euimin - Crown Prince of Korea (b. 1897)
1976 – Alexandros Panagoulis - Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
1976 – T.R.M. Howard - civil rights leader, entrepreneur, surgeon (b. 1908)
1978 – Aram Khachaturian - Armenian composer (b. 1903)
1982 – William Primrose - Scottish violist (b. 1903)
1985 – Denise Robins - (aka Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (b. 1897)
1986 – Hylda Baker - English comedy actress (b. 1905)
1986 – Hugo Peretti - American songwriter & record producer (b. 1916)
1989 – Sally Kirkland - fashion editor at LIFE (b. 1912)
1989 – Douglass Watson - American actor (b. 1921)
1990 – Sergio Franchi - Italian tenor (b. 1926)
1992 – Sharon Redd - American house music & urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
1993 – Pierre Bérégovoy - French Prime Minister (b. 1925)
1993 – Ranasinghe Premadasa - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1924)
1994 – Ayrton Senna - Brazilian race car driver (b. 1960)
1996 – Luana Patten - American actress (b. 1938)
1998 – Eldridge Cleaver - American activist (b. 1935)
2000 – Steve Reeves - American actor (b. 1926)
2003 – Miss Elizabeth - American wrestler (b. 1960)
2006 – Big Hawk - American rapper (b. 1969)
2006 – Johnny Paris - American saxophonist (Johnny & the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
2006 – Rob Lacey - Christian author (b. 1962)
2008 – Anthony Mamo - Malta's first President (b. 1909)
2008 – Deborah Jeane Palfrey - Washington, D.C. prostitution service owner (b. 1956)
2008 – Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager - last surviving member of the 20 July plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944 (b. 1917)
2009 – Danny Gans - American entertainer (b. 1956)
2010 – Rob McConnell - Canadian jazz composer/arranger & valve trombonist

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May 1 - Summary

May 1st Summary:

Births - 1st May
Deaths - 1st May
Events - 1st May

Alchemipedia Dates Index Summary

This is a companion blog to Alchemipedia which will specifically deal with dates.

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May 1 - Events

May 1st Details:
May 1st Events:
305 – Diocletian & Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.
880 – The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
1328 – End of Wars of Scottish Independence - Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton leads to the Kingdom of England recognising the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1576 – Prince of Transylvania, Stefan Batory, marries Anna Jagiellon & they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1707 – The Act of Union - leads to joining of the Kingdom of England & Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
1751 – The first cricket match to be played in America.
1753 – Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus - formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
1759 – Wedgwood pottery company of Great Britain is founded by Josiah Wedgwood.
1776 – Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt establishs the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria).
1778 – The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania (American Revolution).
1785 – Kamehameha I, the king of Hawaiʻi, defeats Kalanikupule & establishes the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.
1786 – Opening night of the opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Vienna, Austria.
1834 – Abolition of slavery by the British colonies.
1840 – The Penny Black - 1st official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
1851 – Queen Victoria opens the Great Exhibition in London.
1852 – The peso is introduced into Phillipines.
1863 – The Battle of Chancellorsville begins (American Civil War).
1865 – The Empire of Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay sign the Treaty of the Triple Alliance
1869 – The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.
1875 – Alexandra Palace reopens following the 1873 fire which had burnt it down.
1884 – Proclamation of the demand for 8-hour workday in the United States.
1884 – Moses Fleetwood Walker - first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.
1886 – Rallies were held throughout the United States demanding the 8-hour work day culminating in the Haymarket Affair.
1893 – World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.
1894 – Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
1898 – The Battle of Manila Bay – the United States Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the war (Spanish-American War).
1900 – The Scofield mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah.
1901 – The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York.
1915 – The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her final voyage.
1925 – The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded.
1927 – The Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded.
1930 – Pluto, the dwarf planet, is officially named.
1931 – The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
1940 – The 1940 Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war.
1941 – German forces launch a major attack on Tobruk (World War II).
1945 – The Yugoslav partisans free Trieste.
1946 – Start of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
1946 – The Paris Peace Conference - conclusion that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
1947 – Portella della Ginestra massacre against May Day celebrations in Sicily.
1948 – The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) is established, with Kim Il-sung as leader.
1950 – Guam is organized as a United States commonwealth.
1956 – Polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
1956 – Minamata disease first described by a doctor in Japan - reported as an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system".
1960 – Formation of the western Indian states of Gujarat & Maharashtra.
1960 – U-2 incident – Francis Gary Powers, in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, is shot down over the Soviet Union, sparking a diplomatic crisis.
1961 – Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation & abolishes elections.
1965 – Battle of Dong-Yin, a naval conflict between ROC & PRC, takes place.
1970 – Protests in Seattle, Washington, after announcement by Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into the neutral country Cambodia.
1971 – Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) is formed - taking over the U.S. passenger rail service.
1977 – Killings in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
1978 – Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
1982 – The 1982 World's Fair opens in Knoxville, Tennessee.
1982 – The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War (Operation Black Buck).
1983 – Mikis Theodorakis, a Greek composer, is awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.
1987 – Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
1989 – Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1994 – Ayrton Senna, 3-time Formula One world champion, is killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.
1995 – Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
2001 – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion".
2003 – "Mission Accomplished" speech, on board the USS Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended".
2004 – Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, & Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
2007 – the Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs.
2008 – The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.
2009 – Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.

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May 1 - Births

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May 1st Births:
1218 – John I - Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
1218 – Rudolph I of Germany - Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)
1225 – Jean de Joinville - French writer (d. 1317)
1285 – Edmund FitzAlan - 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
1582 – Marco da Gagliano - Italian composer (d. 1643)
1594 – John Haynes - Massachusetts colonial magistrate
1672 – Joseph Addison - English politician & writer (d. 1719)
1738 – King Kamehameha I - King of Hawaii (d. 1819)
1769 – Arthur Wellesley - 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish statesman (d. 1852)
1804 – Aleksey Khomyakov - Russian poet (d. 1860)
1829 – José de Alencar - Brazilian novelist (d. 1877)
1831 – Emily Stowe - Canadian physician & suffragist (d. 1903)
1850 – Prince Arthur - Duke of Connaught & Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)
1851 – Laza Lazarević - Serbian writer & psychiatrist (d. 1891)
1852 – Calamity Jane - American Wild West performer (d. 1903)
1852 – Santiago Ramón y Cajal - Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)
1857 – Theo Van Gogh - Dutch art dealer (d. 1891)
1864 – Anna Jarvis - American founder of Mother's Day (d. 1948)
1872 – Sidónio Pais - Portuguese military & politician (d. 1918)
1881 – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - French palaeontologist & philosopher (d. 1955)
1884 – Francis Curzon - 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer & racing driver (d. 1964)
1885 – Ralph Stackpole - American sculptor, painter (d. 1973)
1887 – Alan Gordon Cunningham - British army officer (d. 1983)
1896 – Herbert Backe - German Nazi politician (d. 1947)
1896 – Mark Wayne Clark - American general (d. 1984)
1896 – J. Lawton Collins - American general (d. 1987)
1901 – Heinz Eric Roemheld - American film composer (d. 1985)
1901 – Antal Szerb - Hungarian author & historian (d. 1945)
1905 – Henry Koster - German film director (d. 1988)
1905 – Paul Desruisseaux - French Canadian lawyer, businessman & politician (d. 1982)
1906 – Horst Schumann - Nazi physician (d. 1983)
1907 – Oliver Hill - civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
1907 – Kate Smith - American singer (d. 1986)
1908 – Giovanni Guareschi - Italian journalist (d. 1968)
1909 – Yiannis Ritsos - Greek poet, winner of the Lenin Peace Prize, 9 times nominee for the Nobel Prize (d. 1990)
1910 – Dr. J. Allen Hynek - Astronomer/astro-physicist; noted UFO investigator (d. 1986)
1912 – Otto Kretschmer - German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
1913 – Louis Nye - American comedian & actor (d. 2005)
1913 – Walter Susskind - Czech conductor (d. 1980)
1915 – Archie Williams - American athlete (d. 1993)
1916 – Glenn Ford - Canadian actor (d. 2006)
1917 – John Beradino - American actor & baseball player (d. 1996)
1917 – Danielle Darrieux - French singer & actress
1917 – Ahron Soloveichik - Orthodox Jewish rabbi (d. 2001)
1918 – Gersh Budker - Russian physicist (d. 1977)
1918 – Jack Paar - American television host (d. 2004)
1919 – Lewis Hill - American pacifist & founder of Pacifica Radio (d. 1957)
1919 – Manna Dey - Indian singer
1919 – Dan O'Herlihy - Irish film actor (d. 2005)
1919 – Mohammed Karim Lamrani - Prime Minister of Morocco
1923 – Joseph Heller - American novelist (d. 1999)
1924 – Art Fleming - American game show host (d. 1995)
1924 – Karel Kachyňa - Czech film director (d. 2004)
1924 – Terry Southern - American screenwriter (d. 1995)
1925 – Chuck Bednarik - American football player
1925 – Scott Carpenter - American astronaut
1926 – Peter Lax - Hungarian mathematician
1928 – Desmond Titterington - Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)
1929 – Ralf Dahrendorf - German-born sociologist & politician (d. 2009)
1929 – Sonny James - American country music singer & songwriter
1930 – Richard Riordan - American politician, former mayor of Los Angeles
1930 – Little Walter - American blues singer (d. 1968)
1934 – Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas - Mexican politician
1934 – Joan Hackett - American actress (d. 1983)
1934 – Shirley Horn - American jazz singer & pianist (d. 2005)
1935 – Ann Robinson - American actress
1937 – Una Stubbs - English actress
1939 – Judy Collins - American folk singer
1939 – Max Robinson - American broadcast journalist (d. 1988)
1939 – Victor Davies - Canadian composer
1940 – Elsa Peretti - Italian jewelry designer
1943 – Vassal Gadoengin - Nauruan politician (d. 2004)
1944 – Suresh Kalmadi - Indian politician
1945 – Rita Coolidge - American singer
1946 – Joanna Lumley - English actress
1946 – John Woo - Hong Kong director
1947 – Sergio Infante - Chilean poet & writer
1949 – Tim Hodgkinson - English composer & musician (Henry Cow)
1949 – Paul Teutul, Sr. - founder of Orange County Choppers
1950 – Dann Florek - American actor
1950 – Danny McGrain - Scottish footballer
1951 – Antony Worrall Thompson - English celebrity chef
1953 – Glen Ballard - American songwriter & record producer
1954 – Ray Parker Jr. - American singer & songwriter
1954 – Joel Rosenberg - science fiction author
1955 – Martin O'Donnell - American composer
1955 – Nick Feldman - English musician
1956 – Catherine Frot - French actress
1957 – Kō Ōtani - Japanese composer
1959 – Lawrence Seeff - South African cricketer
1960 – Steve Cauthen - American jockey
1961 – Marilyn Milian - current judge on The People's Court
1962 – Maia Morgenstern - Romanian actress
1962 – Ted Sundquist - General Manager of the Denver Broncos
1964 – Yvonne van Gennip - Dutch speed skater
1964 – Lady Sarah Chatto - daughter of Princess Margaret
1966 – Charlie Schlatter - American actor
1966 – Olaf Thon - German football player
1967 – Tim McGraw - American musician
1968 – Oliver Bierhoff - German footballer
1968 – Sol Kyung-gu - South Korean actor
1968 – Denise Masino - American Female bodybuilder
1968 – D'arcy Wretzky - American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
1969 – Wes Anderson - American director & writer
1969 – Billy Owens - American basketball player
1971 – Ethan Albright - American football player
1971 – Ajith Kumar - Indian film actor
1972 – Julie Benz - American actress
1973 – Curtis Martin - American football player
1973 – Oliver Neuville - German footballer
1974 – Kellie Crawford - Australian singer (Hi-5)
1975 – Austin Croshere - American basketball player
1975 – Marc-Vivien Foé - Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)
1975 – Jodhi May - British actress
1975 – Alexei Smertin - Russian footballer
1976 – Darius McCrary - American actor
1977 – Vera Lischka - Austrian swimmer, politician
1978 – Sachie Hara - Japanese actress
1978 – Nick Traina - American singer (Link 80) (d. 1997)
1979 – Mauro Bergamasco - Italian rugby player
1979 – Ben Easter - American actor
1979 – Michael Harvey - British musical artist
1980 – Jan Heylen - Belgian racing driver
1980 – Jay Reatard - American musician (d. 2010)
1980 – Ana Claudia Talancón - Mexican actress
1981 – Derek Asamoah - Ghanaian footballer
1981 – Aliaksandr Hleb - Belarusian footballer
1981 – Wes Welker - American football player
1982 – Tommy Robredo - Spanish tennis player
1982 – Darijo Srna - Croatian football player
1983 – The Human Tornado (Craig Williams) - American professional wrestler
1983 – Alain Bernard - French swimmer
1984 – David Backes - American ice hockey player
1984 – Patrick Eaves - American ice hockey player
1984 – Alexander Farnerud - Swedish footballer
1984 – Farah Fath - American actress
1984 – Keiichiro Koyama - Japanese musician (NEWS)
1984 – Mark Seaby - Australian Rules footballer
1985 – Drew Sidora - American actress
1986 – Adam Casey - Australian footballer
1986 – Christian Benítez - Ecuadorian footballer
1987 – Marcus Drum - Australian Rules Football
1987 – Matt Di Angelo - English actor
1987 – Shahar Pe'er - Israeli tennis player
1987 – Glen Coffee - American football player
1988 – Anushka Sharma - Indian actress & model
1988 – Nicholas Braun - American actor
1989 – Tim Urban - American singer
1991 – Creagen Dow - American actor
1997 – Ariel Gade - American actress

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