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 This day in History - May 1
545 Historic Events for May 1
1869

Folies BergŠre opens in Paris

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1870

Francisco Solano L¢pez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay

Death
1872

Hugo Alfv‚n, Stockholm Sweden, composer (Midsommarvaka)

Birth
1872

Amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies

Death
1873

International Exhibition opens in Vienna

Event
1873

Emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Vienna

Event
1873

David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60

Death
1873

1st US postal card issued

Event
1874

Vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39

Death
1875

238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-US activities

Event
1880

Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)

Birth
1880

Konrad Weiss, Dutch German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)

Birth
1881

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist

Birth
1883

"Buffalo Bill" Cody put on his 1st Wild West Show

Event
1883

Amsterdam World's Fair opens

Event
1883

Baseball returns to Phila, 1st NL game since 1876

Event
1883

NY Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers as 1st American pro sports trainer

Event
1884

Felipe Boero, composer

Birth
1884

Construction begins on Chicago 1st skyscraper (10 stories)

Event
1884

Moses Walker became 1st black player in major league

Event
1885

Maria "Goeie Mie" Swanenburg sentence to life for killing 27 in Neth

Event
1886

Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56

Death
1886

Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)

Death
1886

US general strike for 8 hour day, begins

Event
1887

Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/Brit gen/director of Palestine (1945-48)

Birth