Next CLBR May 1st : Day in History

1707

The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1786

Opening night of the opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Vienna, Austria.

1931

Empire State Building dedicated.

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1940

The 1940 Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war.

1945

German media reports that Hitler has “fallen at his command post in the Reich Chancellery fighting to the last breath against Bolshevism and for Germany”.

Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda commit suicide in the Reich Garden outside the Führerbunker. Their children are murdered by Magda by having cyanide pills inserted into their mouth.

On order of Stalin, Soviet troops raise the Soviet flag over the Reichstag resulted in one of the more iconic photos of World War II.

1960

Francis Gary Powers U-2 plane shot down over Soviet Union sparking cold war crisis.

1991

In a historic day in baseball, Ricky Henderson breaks Lou Brock’s career stolen base record and Nolan Ryan breaks his own record by throwing a 7th no-hitter.

1992

On the 3rd day of the Los Angeles riots, Rodney King makes his famous plea for harmony.

1994

Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

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2003

President Bush’s famous “Mission Accomplished” speech aboard the USS Lincoln.

2011

President Obama announces death of Osama bin Laden.

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