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May 1st In Pop Culture History

May Day features crowning the May Queen, and dancing around a maypole.
is the sea faring ocean distress call, from the French m'aidez (help me).

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."

May 1, 23019 T.A. (fiction) Aragon II was crowned King Elessar Telcontar of Gondor, Lord of the Rings, Book

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) sychronous motor, AC transmission and electricity distribution.

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

1931 - The Empire State Building in New York City was dedicated by President Hoover from the White House in Washington DC.

1951 - Great Exhibition opened in the Crystal Palace in London with over 10,000 exhibitors.

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.

May 1st Celebrity Birthdays

Klingon For Dummies:

Ray Parker, Jr (1954)
Joanna Lumley (1946)
Glenn Ford (1916)
Wes Anderson (1969)
Judy Collins (1939)
Rita Coolidge (1945)
Kate Smith (1909 - 1986)
Ray Parker, Jr (1954)
Tim McGraw (1967)
John Woo (1946)
'arlogh Qoylu'pu'
-What Time Is It?

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