9 Years ago
May 01 2008
May 01 2007
10 Years ago
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.
May 01 2006
11 Years ago
The Puerto Rico government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
May 01 2004
13 Years ago
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the President of Ireland in Dublin.
May 01 2003
14 Years ago
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 (CVN-72) off the coast of California.
May 01 2000
17 Years ago
President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares the existence of "a state of rebellion", hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the Malacañang Palace at the height of the EDSA III.
May 01 1997
20 Years ago
Tasmania becomes the last state in Australia to decriminalize homosexuality.
May 01 1995
22 Years ago
Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
May 01 1994
23 Years ago
Last day of the Spion Kop (stadia) Grandstand at Liverpool F.C.'s Anfield stadium , perhaps the most famous stand in English Football.
May 01 1992
25 Years ago
On the third day of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, African-American activist, criminal, and victim of police beating Rodney King appears in public before television news cameras to appeal for calm and plead for peace, asking, "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?".
May 01 1991
26 Years ago
Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics steals his 939th base, making him the all-time leader in this category. However, his accomplishment is overshadowed later that evening by Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers (baseball), when he pitches his seventh career no-hitter (breaking his own record).
May 01 1989
28 Years ago
Disney's Hollywood Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
May 01 1987
30 Years ago
Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelites nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz concentration camp.
May 01 1983
34 Years ago
Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis is awarded the Lenin Peace Prize.
May 01 1982
35 Years ago
The 1982 World's Fair opens in Knoxville, Tennessee.
May 01 1982
35 Years ago
Operation Black Buck begins. The Royal Air Force attack on the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
May 01 1978
39 Years ago
Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
May 01 1977
40 Years ago
36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
May 01 1971
46 Years ago
Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) is formed to take over U.S. passenger rail service.
May 01 1970
47 Years ago
Protests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by President of the United States Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country.
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