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 This day in History - May 1
545 Historic Events for May 1
1948

74th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:05.4

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1948

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam

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1948

Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham Alabama for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"

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1948

Christos Ladas, Greek minister of Justice, murdered

Death
1948

James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell and the Drells)

Birth
1948

North Korean proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea

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1949

Margo Miller, SF Calif, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)

Birth
1949

Douglas Barr, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (Howie-Fall Guy)

Birth
1949

A's Elmer Valo is 1st AL'er to hit 2 bases-loaded triples in a game

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1949

Gerard Kuiper discovers Nereid, (2nd satellite of Neptune)

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1950

New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic China

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1950

WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1950

Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers and Hammerstein (South Pacific)

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1950

Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade

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1950

Gwendolyn Brooks, is 1st Black awarded a Pulitzer Prize (poetry)

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1950

Marina Stepanova, Russian hurdler (world record 1986)

Birth
1951

600,000 march for peace and freedom in Germany

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1951

Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox

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1951

Mickey Mantle's 1st HR

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1951

Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir

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1951

Gordon Greenidge, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1974-91)

Birth
1952

William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73

Death
1952

Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada

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1952

Mr Potato Head, introduced

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1952

TWA introduces tourist class

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