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It happened on a… May 1

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It happened on a… May 1
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of assault-style weapons in response to recent Nova Scotia shooting.


Expo 2015 opens in Milan (thru till 31st October).


Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

U.S. President Barack Obama announced that U.S. soldiers had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.


“Gladiator” directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix premieres in LA (Best Picture 2001).


Animated series “SpongeBob SquarePants”, created by Stephen Hillenburg, debuts on Nickelodeon.


A’s outfielder Rickey Henderson steals all time MLB record 939th base in 7-4 win vs New York Yankees in Oakland.


Larry King’s 1st radio broadcast.


“Citizen Kane,” directed and starring Orson Welles, premiered in New York.


The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and opened. It was 102 stories tall and was the tallest building in the world at the time.


Longest MLB game by innings – Brooklyn Robins tie the Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings.

Legendary slugger Babe Ruth records his first HR for the New York Yankees in 6-0 win over his former club, the Boston Red Sox.


Bob Rogers is acknowledged as the first American pro sports trainer when he is hired by the NY Athletic Club.


Opening of the Montreal General Hospital with 24 patients.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “Marriage of Figaro” premieres in Vienna with Mozart himself directing.

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