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Holidays and observances

  • Honesty Day (United States)
  • May Eve, the eve of the first day of summer in the Northern hemisphere (see May 1): - Beltane begins at sunset in the Northern hemisphere, Samhain begins at sunset in the Southern hemisphere. (Neo-Druidic Wheel of the Year); - Carodejnice (Czech Republic and Slovakia); - Walpurgis Night (Central and Northern Europe)

Events

  • 2004 – U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
  • 2000 – Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.
  • 1997 – Ellen DeGeneres came out as gay. Her sitcom, Ellen, became one of first major television shows featuring an openly gay main character.
  • 1961 – K-19, the first Soviet nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear missiles, is commissioned.
  • 1948 – In Bogotá, Colombia, the Organization of American States is established.
  • 1945 – World War II: Stalag Luft I prisoner-of-war camp near Barth, Germany is liberated by Soviet soldiers, freeing nearly 9000 American and British airmen.
  • 1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
  • 1927 – The Federal Industrial Institute for Women opens in Alderson, West Virginia, as the first women's federal prison in the United States.
  • 1900 – Hawaii becomes a territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor.
  • 1897 – J. J. Thomson of the Cavendish Laboratory announces his discovery of the electron as a subatomic particle, over 1,800 times smaller than a proton (in the atomic nucleus), at a lecture at the Royal Institution in London.
  • 1885 – Governor of New York David B. Hill signs legislation creating the Niagara Reservation, New York's first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial and commercial use.
  • 1838 – Nicaragua declares independence from the Central American Federation.
  • 1803 – Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.
  • 1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

Births

  • 1992 – Travis Scott, American rapper and producer
  • 1991 – Chris Kreider, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Dianna Agron, American actress and singer
  • 1985 – Brandon Bass, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Shawn Daivari, American wrestler and manager
  • 1983 – Chris Carr, American football player
  • 1983 – Troy Williamson, American football player
  • 1982 – Drew Seeley, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1982 – Kirsten Dunst, American actress
  • 1981 – Justin Vernon, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer
  • 1981 – Nicole Kaczmarski, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Jeannie Haddaway, American politician
  • 1977 – Meredith L. Patterson, American technologist, journalist, and author
  • 1976 – Amanda Palmer, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1975 – Johnny Galecki, American actor
  • 1969 – Warren Defever, American bass player and producer
  • 1966 – Dave Meggett, American football player and coach
  • 1964 – Tony Fernandes, Malaysian-Indian businessman, co-founded Tune Group
  • 1963 – Michael Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1961 – Isiah Thomas, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Kerry Healey, American academic and politician, 70th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1958 – Wonder Mike, American rapper and songwriter
  • 1953 – Merrill Osmond, American singer and bass player
  • 1949 – Phil Garner, American baseball player and manager
  • 1948 – Wayne Kramer, American guitarist and singer-songwriter
  • 1946 – Bill Plympton, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Don Schollander, American swimmer
  • 1945 – Annie Dillard, American novelist, essayist, and poet
  • 1945 – Michael J. Smith, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)
  • 1945 – Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (d. 2001)
  • 1944 – Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1943 – Bobby Vee, American pop singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – Gary Collins, American actor and talk show host (d. 2012)
  • 1938 – Larry Niven, American author and screenwriter
  • 1926 – Cloris Leachman, American actress and comedian
  • 1925 – Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1960)
  • 1923 – Percy Heath, American bassist (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – Roger L. Easton, American scientist, co-invented the GPS (d. 2014)
  • 1917 – Bea Wain, American singer (d. 2017)
  • 1916 – Claude Shannon, American mathematician and engineer (d. 2001)
  • 1916 – Robert Shaw, American conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1914 – Charles Beetham, American middle-distance runner (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1902 – Theodore Schultz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1901 – Simon Kuznets, Belarusian-American economist, statistician, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1896 – Hans List, Austrian scientist and businessman, founded the AVL Engineering Company (d. 1996)
  • 1896 – Reverend Gary Davis, American singer and guitarist (d. 1972)
  • 1888 – John Crowe Ransom, American poet, critic, and academic (d. 1974)
  • 1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American memoirist (d. 1967)
  • 1869 – Hans Poelzig, German architect, designed the IG Farben Building and Großes Schauspielhaus (d. 1936)
  • 1866 – Mary Haviland Stilwell Kuesel, American pioneer dentist (d. 1936)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Daniel Berrigan, American priest and activist (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Carl E. Moses, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Mike Gray, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Tomás Borge, Nicaraguan poet and politician, co-founded the Sandinista National Liberation Front (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Kevin Mitchell, American football player (b. 1971)
  • 2007 – Tom Poston, American actor, comedian, and game show panelist (b. 1921)
  • 2005 – Phil Rasmussen, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 2003 – Mark Berger, American economist and academic (b. 1955)
  • 2002 – Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, German philanthropist, founded the Gründerzeit Museum (b. 1928)
  • 1994 – Richard Scarry, American author and illustrator (b. 1919)
  • 1983 – Muddy Waters, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1982 – Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (b. 1949)
  • 1974 – Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1972 – Gia Scala, English-American model and actress (b. 1934)
  • 1970 – Inger Stevens, Swedish-American actress (b. 1934)
  • 1956 – Alben W. Barkley, American lawyer and politician, 35th Vice President of the United States (b. 1877)
  • 1939 – Frank Haller, American boxer (b. 1883)
  • 1900 – Casey Jones, American engineer (b. 1863)
  • 1891 – Joseph Leidy, American paleontologist and author (b. 1823)
  • 1879 – Emma Smith, American religious leader (b. 1804)
  • 1672 – Marie of the Incarnation, French-Canadian nun and saint, founded the Ursulines of Quebec (b. 1599)
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