May 1 in History

May 1

May 1st is…
Couple Appreciation Day
CSS Reboot Day
Executive Coaching Day
Frequent Flyer Day
Global Love Day
International Workers’ Day
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Day
Law Day
Lei Day
Loyalty Day
May Day
Mother Goose Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
National Purebred Dog Day
New Homeowners Day
Phone in Sick Day (AKA Call in Sick Day/World Phone in Sick Day)
Save the Rhino Day (AKA Save the Rhinoceros Day )
School Principals’ Day (Also known as National School Principals’ Da)y
Silver Star Service Banner Day (Also known as Silver Star Day)
Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day
International Workers’ Day
Worthy Wage Day

May 1 is Law Day, begun in 1958. “A national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share.”

526 (Earthquake) Antioch, Byzantine Empire (Turkey)

1707 – The Act of Union joined the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1759 – Josiah Wedgwood founded the Wedgwood Pottery company in Great Britain.

1849 – The telegraph register was patented (#6,420) by Samuel F. B. Morse.

1851 -The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations opened in Hyde Park, London, England.

1888 – Nikola Tesla was issued several patents (#381,968, #381,969, #381,970; #382,279, #381,980, #381,981, #381,982) relating to the induction magnetic motor, alternating current (AC) synchronous motor, AC transmission and electricity distribution.

1899 – Bayer introduced aspirin in powder form, in Germany. The pill came about in 1915.

1931 – President Hoover dedicated the Empire State Building in New York City from the White House in Washington DC.

1958 – The discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts that surround Earth by James Van Allen was published in the Washington Evening Star.

1941 – Citizen Kane debuted at the RKO Palace Theater in New York City.

1960 – American U-2 spy plane shot down over the Soviet Union.

1964 – The BASIC computer program was used for the first time at Dartmouth University by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz. The name is an acronym for ‘Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code’.

1965 # 1 Hit May 1, 1965 – May 21, 1965: Herman’s Hermits – Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter

1976 # 1 Hit May 1, 1976 – May 7, 1976: The Bellamy Brothers – Let Your Love Flow

1982 – The 1982 World’s Fair opened in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1983 – V miniseries began broadcasting on NBC.

1989 – Disney/MGM Studios opened at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.

1993 # 1 Hit May 1, 1993 – May 14, 1993: Silk – Freak Me

1999 – Spongebob SquarePants premiered on Nickelodeon after the 1999 Kids’ Choice Awards.

2010 # 1 Hit May 1, 2010 – May 14, 2010: B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars – Nothin’ on You

2011 – Osama bin Laden was reported killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

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