On This Day: Saturday, 1 May 2021

May 3, 2021
Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us […]

Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

 

What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.

 

1 May 1846 The Associated Press is founded in New York. [during May]
1 May 1896 Naser al-Din Shah Qajar died, Shah of Persia, King of Herat (b. 1831)
1 May 1896 Mark W. Clark born, American general (d. 1984)
1 May 1896 J. Lawton Collins born, American general (d. 1987)
Sunday, 1 May 1921 [May 1– 7 1921] Jaffa riots: Riots at Jaffa, Mandatory Palestine result in 47 Jewish and 48 Arab deaths.
Wednesday, 1 May 1946 At least 800 Aboriginal pastoral workers walk off the job in Northwest Western Australia, starting one of the longest industrial strikes in Australia.
Wednesday, 1 May 1946 At least 800 Indigenous Australian pastoral workers walk off the job in Northwest Western Australia, starting one of the longest industrial strikes in Australia.
Wednesday, 1 May 1946 Joanna Lumley born, English actress and author
Wednesday, 1 May 1946 Bill Johnston died, American tennis champion (b. 1894)
Wednesday, 1 May 1946 Israfil Mammadov died, Soviet WWII heroine (b. 1919)
Monday, 1 May 1961 Marilyn Milian born, American judge
Saturday, 1 May 1971 Stuart Appleby born, golfer
Saturday, 1 May 1971 Amtrak begins inter-city rail passenger service in the United States.
Saturday, 1 May 1971 The Ceylonese government promises amnesty for those guerillas who surrender before April 5.
Saturday, 1 May 1971 Stuart Appleby born, Australian golfer
Saturday, 1 May 1971 Ajith Kumar born, Indian film actor
Saturday, 1 May 1971 Glenda Farrell died, American actress (b. 1904)
Saturday, 1 May 1971 Cheridah de Beauvoir Stocks died, the second British woman to gain a Royal Aero Club aviator licence, in 1911 (b. 1887)
Friday, 1 May 1981 [during May] Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
Friday, 1 May 1981 The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
Friday, 1 May 1981 Alexander Hleb born, Belarusian football player
Friday, 1 May 1981 Wes Welker born, American football player
Friday, 1 May 1981 Barry Jones died, American actor (b. 1893)
Wednesday, 1 May 1991 Richard Thorpe died, American film director (b. 1896)
Wednesday, 1 May 1991 [some time in May] South Melbourne, managed by legendary Hungarian Ferenc Puskás, defeat Melbourne Croatia on penalties after a thoroughly entertaining 1-1 draw in the National Soccer League Grand Final at Olympic Park.
Wednesday, 1 May 1991 In Taiwan, the Temporary Provisions against the Communist Rebellion are abolished, having been in effect for 43 years.
Wednesday, 1 May 1991 Angolan Civil War: The MPLA and UNITA agree to the Bicesse Accords, which are formally signed on May 31 in Lisbon.
Wednesday, 1 May 1991 Creagen Dow born, American actor
Wednesday, 1 May 1991 Cesare Merzagora died, Italian politician (b. 1898)
Wednesday, 1 May 1996 [during May] Floods in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales kill five people and cause more than A$55 million in farm losses.
Wednesday, 1 May 1996 Daniel Saifiti born, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
Wednesday, 1 May 1996 Jacob Saifiti born, Australian-Fijian rugby league player
Wednesday, 1 May 1996 [during May] Iraq disarmament crisis: UNSCOM supervises the destruction of Al-Hakam, Iraq’s main production facility of biological warfare agents.
Wednesday, 1 May 1996 Christopher J. Alexis Jr. born, Grenadian road cyclist
Wednesday, 1 May 1996 David M. Kennedy died, American politician died, businessman (b. 1905)
Sunday, 1 May 2011 U.S. President Barack Obama announces that Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, was killed on May 2, 2011 (PKT, UTC+05) during an American military operation in Pakistan.
Sunday, 1 May 2016 Solomon W. Golomb died, American mathematician (b. 1932)

 

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.

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