Historical Events for 1st May 2024

1776 – Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati
1864 – -8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)
1912 – The Beverly Hills Hotel opens on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California
1940 – Summer Olympics (scheduled for Helsinki) are cancelled by the Finnish OC because of WWII
1945 – About 1,000 citizens of Demmin in Germany, commit suicide provoked by occupation by Soviet Red Army
1950 – Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade
1979 – Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
1982 – 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye wins aboard Gato Del Sol, the first of consecutive Derby victories (1983 Sunny’s Halo)
1984 – Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy
1992 – Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th MLB career base in A’s 7-6 win at Detroit

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