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 This day in History - May 1
545 Historic Events for May 1
1958

Ambonese rebellion bombed Ambon/conquer Morotai

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1959

West Germany introduces 5 day work week

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1959

Eddie Johnson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers)

Birth
1959

Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies

Death
1959

Paul Smith, rock saxophonist (Haircut 100)

Birth
1959

White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own HR

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1959

Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

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1960

India's Bombay state split into Gujarat and Maharashtra states

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1960

Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk

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1960

Albert McDonald, Dartmouth NS, US canoe (alt-Olympics-96)

Birth
1960

Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis

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1961

Steven Cauthen, jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)

Birth
1961

Charlie O'Brien, Tulsa OK, catcher (Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays)

Birth
1961

Pulitzer prize awarded to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)

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1961

Fidel Castro announces there will be no more elections in Cuba

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1961

1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba

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1961

Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain

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1962

Gary Clark, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)

Birth
1962

Reggie Pleasant, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)

Birth
1962

Paula Weishoff, Hollywood CA, volleyballer (Oly-Sil-84, br-92, 96)

Birth
1962

JFK authorizes Area Redevelopment Act (ARA)

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1962

France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria

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1962

Bo Belinsky pitches a no-hitter, in his 4th start

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1962

1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara

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1963

1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest

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