Historical Events for 1st May 2021

1841 – First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California
1866 – American Equal Rights Association forms
1941 – “Citizen Kane”, directed by Orson Welles and starring himself, Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Corningore, premieres at the Palace Theater in New York City
1942 – Radio Orange calls to defy order to wear “Jewish star”
1967 – Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes President of Nicaragua
1996 – “Ideal Husband” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
2004 – 130th Kentucky Derby: Stewart Elliott wins aboard Smarty Jones. North American wagering records smashed ($142m on 12-race card)
2008 – The London Agreement on translation of European patents, concluded in 2000, enters into force in 14 of the 34 Contracting States to the European Patent Convention.
2009 – Carol Ann Duffy is appointed British Poet Laureate – first Scot and woman Laureate
2017 – Billy Corgan agrees to purchase theĀ National Wrestling AllianceĀ (NWA)

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