Events in History on May 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 236 of 236

  • 1985 William Hoffman's "As Is" premieres in NYC
  • 1986 Bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph
  • 1986 Russian news agency Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
  • 1986 Will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole

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1987 Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1988 Two IRA attacks in and near Roermond, Netherlands, kills 3 British servicemen and wounds 3 more
  • 1989 135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to public
  • 1989 US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non- discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting
  • 1991 Angolan civil war ends
  • 1991 Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC
  • 1992 Eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 yrs prior
  • 1993 Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
  • 1994 -3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
  • 1995 Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia v WI at Sabina Park
  • 1995 Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
  • 1997 Tony Blair elected Prime Minister of UK
  • 1997 Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.
  • 1999 Animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" debuts on Nickelodeon

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2000 President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares existence of "a state of rebellion", after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at height of EDSA III rebellion

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

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2003 2003 invasion of Iraq: In what becomes known as the "Mission Accomplished" speech, U.S. President George W. Bush declares that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of California.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2004 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
  • 2006 The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
  • 2007 The Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department's response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
  • 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.
  • 2009 Carol Ann Duffy is appointed British Poet Laureate - first Scot and woman Laureate
  • 2010 Car bomb fails to go off in Times Square, New York City
  • 2011 Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
  • 2012 China and Russia sign $15 billion dollar trade deal
  • 2013 Insurgents kill 6 people in Pattani, Thailand
  • 2013 15 people are killed by multiple bomb attacks across Iraq
  • 2013 16 people are killed in a flash flood in Saudi Arabia
  • 2013 A digital camera is created that can mimic insect compound eyes
  • 2014 Hundreds march through Nigerian capital calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants, Boko Haram, who oppose Western education
  • 2015 Expo 2015 opens in Milan (thru till 31st October)