1 May

1 May

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 1st in history!

Global Celebrations

  • May Day.
  • National Mother Goose Day
  • National School Principals Day
  • Lei Day
  • National Purebred Dog Day
  • International Workers Day
  • Executive Coaching Day
  • National New Homeowners Day

Historic Events

2012: Occupy Wall Street protesters gather on International Workers’ Day in 2012.

1961: Elections were banned in Cuba under Fidel Castro in 1961.

1956: An Uzi-armed Israeli Soldier on guard – Negev Desert, 1956


1945: An M4 Sherman and other vehicles of the US 11th Armored Division crossing the Mühl River in Austria, May 1945.

A M4 Sherman and other vehicles of the US 11th Armored Division crossing the Mühl River in Austria, May 1945.

1945: US Soldiers put a warning sign on burned German tank in front of a bomb-damaged cathedral after Allied air attacks on the devastated city. Cologne, Germany, 1945.

US Soldiers put a warning sign on burned German tank in front of a bomb-damaged cathedral after Allied air attacks on the devastated city. Cologne, Germany, 1945.

1931: The Empire State Building in New York Officially opens in 1931.

1922: Explosion and fire at the Four Courts in Dublin at the start of the Irish Civil War in 1922

Explosion and fire at the Four Courts in Dublin at the start of the Irish Civil War in 1922

1906: San Francisco City Hall, after earthquake and fire.

San Francisco City Hall, after earthquake and fire.

Famous Birthdays

  • James Dornan was born.
  • YNW Melly was born.
  • Anushka Sharma was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Henry Copper died.
  • Ayrton Senna died.
  • Joseph Goebbles died.

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