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May 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, May 1, 1930, the "planet" Pluto was officially named?

May 1st is celebrated as International Workers’ Day and Batman Day.

Today is the 121st day of 2022, and there are 244 days left of the year.

Today may be an important day for you, or maybe you just want to know more about the first day in May. Well either way, you’ve come to the right place! Here we have everything you need to know about what makes May 1 so special.

Did you know that on this day in 1930, the “planet” Pluto was officially named? The name was thought of by an 11 year old British girl, Venetia Burney.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 1st in history!

What Events Happened On May 1 In History?

2009 Same-sex marriage was legalized in Sweden.

1999 SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on Nickelodeon.

1966 The Beatles performed their final show in England at Empire Pool in Wembley, London.

OTD in 1966: The Beatles performed their final show in England at Empire Pool in Wembley

1963 Despite running out of oxygen, Jim Whittaker became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1961 Fidel Castro banned elections and declared Cuba to be a socialist nation.

1952 Mr. Potato Head was officially released, originally only consisting of the accessories which were stuck in an actual potato.

OTD in 1952: Mr. Potato Head was officially released

1941 General Mills introduced Cheerios.

The cereal was named and introduced as CheeriOats, marketed as an oat-based and ready-to-eat cereal. It wasn't until 1945 that the cereal was shortened to Cheerios.

1931 The Empire State Building opened.

OTD in 1931: The Empire State Building opened.
When the Empire State Building opened, President Herbert Hoover was the one who first turned on the lights of the building. At the time, the Empire State Building was the world's tallest skyscraper.

1930 Pluto was officially named.

The name Pluto was suggested by 11-year old Venetia Burney when she heard about the discovery of a new planet. The idea was forwarded to the scientists, and the name was officially adopted on this day.

1886 A national strike began in the United States, calling for an eight-hour workday instead of 12 hours.

1884 Construction started on Chicago’s first-ever skyscraper for the Home Insurance Company of New York.

1853 Levi Strauss was founded.

The German immigrant, Levi Strauss, moved from Bavaria to San Francisco on May 1st. He moved there to open a west coast branch of his brother's business.

Famous Quotes Said On May 1

Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on this day throughout history.

1915

“It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.”

– Ludwig Wittgenstein

Famous People Born On May 1

If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Grayson Russell. Here are some other famous people born on May 1st.

2004 Charli D’Amelio

American TikToker

Charli D'Amelio
Age:
18 years old
Born In:
Connecticut, USA
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1976 James Murray

American Comedian

James Murray
Age:
46 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1967 Tim McGraw

American Singer

Tim McGraw
Age:
55 years old
Born In:
Louisiana, USA

1998 Grayson Russell

American Actor

Grayson Russell
Age:
24 years old
Born In:
Alabama, USA

Special Holidays On May 1

Here are some unusual holidays that are celebrated on this day.

May 1: International Workers' Day

International Workers’ Day

If you only have to work eight hours a day, five days a week, then you’d better be out in the streets celebrating International Workers’ Day! On May 1, 1886, 500,000 US workers took to the streets to improve working rights, so the least you can do today is thank them for it!

May 1: National Loyalty Day

National Loyalty Day

Get your American flags out, for today is all about pledging your allegiance to the mighty United States! There are many ways to celebrate National Loyalty Day, but the best place to start is reaffirming your loyalty to the US and going to some local Loyalty Day events!

May 1 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

People who were born on May 1st share the Taurus star sign.

Taureans are knowledgeable beings and will reflect deeply on everything in life. They’ll think about relationships, careers, the world around them. Taurus is the second astrological sign in the modern zodiac.

Those of you that were born in May have the Emerald birthstone. Green is a color that signifies hope, the coming of spring, regeneration, and new growth. Even the word “emerald” comes from the ancient Greek “smaragdos,” which means “green gem.”

For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on August 8th in the previous year.

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