11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 1st May

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1707 - The United Kingdom is formed by the Act of Union

2. 1912 - A statue of Peter Pan is erected in London's Kensington Gardens

3. 1931 - The Empire State Building is officially dedicated and opens

4. 1931 - The Gangster Al Capone is sought for questioning over the murder of Mike De Pike from a rival gang by detectives in Chicago

5. 1945 - Germany announces Hitler is dead

6. 1961 - Fidel Castro declares Cuba a socialist nation saying, 'The revolution has no time for elections'.

7. 1967 - Elvis Presley marries his longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, 21, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas

8. 1979 - Elton John becomes the first pop music star to perform in Israel

9. 1994 - The world-class Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna dies in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix in Italy

10. 2000 - In London, hundreds of anti-capitalist demonstrators fight running battles with police. The Cenotaph and statue of Winston Churchill are defaced with graffiti

11. 2003 - George W. Bush announces major combat in Iraq is over

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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