May 1 holidays in 2021

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Worker's Day
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Batman Day
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Maharashtra Day
India State Holiday
World Naked Gardening Day
- Weird
National Loyalty Day
- Weird
May Day
- Weird
National Mother Goose Day
- Weird
National Chocolate Parfait Day
- Weird
Law Day
- Weird
School Principals’ Day
- Weird
Silver Star Service Banner Day
- Weird
National Fitness Day
- Weird
National Scrapbook Day
- Weird
National Homebrew Day
- Weird
Join Hands Day
- Weird
National Bombshells’ Day
- Weird
National Start Seeing Monarchs Day
- Weird
Free Comic Book Day
- Weird
National Lemonade Day
- Weird

Historical Events on May 1

  • 1759: The Wedgwood Pottery Co. is founded by Josiah Wedgwood in Great Britain.
  • 1776: Adam Weishaupt establishes the Illuminati in Upper Bavaria.
  • 1778: The Battle of Crooked Billet starts during the American Revolution in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
  • 1840: The first official adhesive stamp – the Penny Black – is issued in the U.K.
  • 1844: The Hong Kong Police Force is established on this day. It would be the first modern police force in Asia and the second modern police force in the world.
  • 1862: The capture of New Orleans is completed by the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  • 1863: During the American Civil War, the Battle of Chancellorsville starts.
  • 1866: The Memphis Race Riots start on this day. Almost 50 black and 2 white are killed during the incident. Reports of the atrocities would help the 14th Amendment to the U.S Constitution get passed.
  • 1875: After burning down in 1873, the Alexandra Palace reopens on this date.
  • 1930: Pluto is officially given its name on this day.
  • 1931: In New York City, the Empire State Building is dedicated.
  • 1941: German forces attack Tobruk during World War II.
  • 1944: In retailiation for General Franz Krech being killed by partisans in Malaoi, German soldiers shoot 200 Communist prisoners at Kaisariani.
  • 1945: The Soviet Flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery during World War II.
  • 1945: After having killed their children by inserting cyanide pills into their mouths, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels commit suicide in the Reich Garden.
  • 1945: In the wake of the Soviet advance in Demmin in Germany, approximately twenty-five hundred people die in a mass suicide.

Famous Birthdays on May 1

  • Irish-English 1st Duke of Wellington and Prime Minister of the U.K., Arthur Wellesley is born in 1769.
  • Irish poet and author, James Clarence Mangan is born in 1803.
  • American frontierswoman and scout, Calamity Jane is born in 1852.
  • Spanish neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate, Santiago Ramon y Cajal is born in 1852.
  • American actress Julie Benz is born in 1972.
  • American actor James Badge Dale is born in 1978.
  • American NHL hockey player, David Backes is born in 1984.

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