ON THIS DAY BACK IN THE PAST - 1ST OF MAY FACTS
ON THIS DAY THE 1ST OF MAY IN THE PAST
1931 - The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building in New York Officially opens.
2013 - Flash floods across Saudi Arabia
Flash floods across Saudi Arabia left at least thirteen people dead. Heavy rainfall flooded plains and valleys in the desert country and the rains were reported to be the heaviest to hit Saudi Arabia in over twenty-five years.
2008 - Australia Ongoing Drought
Australia's drought continues and is presently in the grip of what the locals call the "Big Dry" the worst period of drought in a century. The effects of this ongoing drought range from up to 10% of farmers giving up to wheat production going from a high of 25m tonnes of wheat each year to wheat crops below 10m tonnes per year a decrease of more than 50%.
1967 - Elvis Presley Marries
Elvis Presley, married his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, 21, at a at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
1707 UK and Great Britain is formed
Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain
1841 First emigrant wagon train
First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California
1006 Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians
Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus
1751 1st American cricket match is played
1st American cricket match is played
1489 Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus proposes his plan to search for a western route to India in an audience with Spanish monarch, Isabella I. Full support is granted 3 years later, in 1492
Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)
1840 "Penny Black", the world's first adhesive postage stamp
"Penny Black", the world's first adhesive postage stamp issued by Great Britain
1937 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Neutrality Act
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Neutrality Act, banning travel on belligerent ships and imposes an arms embargo on warring nations
1959 Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London
Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1960 Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane
Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
1961 1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
1978 Jackie Chan's breakthrough film
Jackie Chan's breakthrough film "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" directed by Yuen Woo-ping, is released in Hong Kong
1979 Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
1997 Tony Blair elected Prime Minister
Tony Blair elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1994 Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China
Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
1988 Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands.
Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more