On This Day: May 01st
This is 122nd day of the year and 244 days remain in the year.
The Act of Union joined England and Scotland to form Great Britain.
Orson Welles's Citizen Kane, considered by many the greatest film ever made, premiered in New York.
The Soviet Union shot down an American U-2 reconnaissance plane over Soviet territory.
Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu. (They divorced in 1973.)
May 01 BirthdaysArthur Wellesley1769–1852, British soldier and statesman.
Calamity Janefrontier character
Mary Harris Joneslabor agitator
Pierre Teilhard de Chardinphilosopher