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 This day in History - May 1
545 Historic Events for May 1
1771

George Guest, composer

Birth
1772

Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52

Death
1775

Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, composer

Birth
1776

Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati

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1777

RB Sheridans "School for Scandal," premieres in London

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1781

Emperor Jozef II decrees protection of population

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1786

Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)

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1800

Ret Thomas Aloysius Dornin, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1874

Birth
1807

John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1818

Jos‚ Amador de los R¡os, Spanish historian/poet

Birth
1819

William Steele, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885

Birth
1822

John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston

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1825

George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap)

Birth
1829

Jos‚ M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice

Birth
1830

Mary Harris Jones, [Mother Jones], hell-raiser

Birth
1831

Antonius van Alphen, apostle vicar of De Bosch, dies at 82

Death
1834

Belgian parliament accept railway laws

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1835

Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Natti" Duffie, Brig Gen (Union volunteers)

Birth
1839

Chardonnet, inventor (rayon)

Birth
1840

1st adhesive postage stamps ("Penny Blacks" from England) issued

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1841

1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri for Calif

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1844

Samuel Morse sends 1st telegraphic message

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1844

Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate

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1846

Ida Pfeiffer (48) begins trip around world

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1850

John Geary becomes 1st SF mayor

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