1st of May

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May 1st is the 121st day of the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years ), leaving 244 days until the end of the year. Even the Roman and the Julian calendar to know May 1 (or Maius ). Dates prior to the Gregorian calendar reform are usually given in the Julian calendar.

May 1st is celebrated today as International Labor Day in many countries.

Historic anniversaries
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Politics and world events

1227: Ulrich von Liechtenstein as Mrs. Venus
1308: The murder of Albrecht
1576: Anna Jagiellonica in coronation regalia
1648: Candia Fortress (map from 1651)
1756: Engraving of the first Treaty of Versailles
Cover page of the constitution of 1853
1863: first day of the Battle of Chancellorsville
1898: Battle of Manila Bay
1945: Admiral Karl Dönitz
South Vietnam in 1970 and the incursion into Cambodia
1981: Memorial plaque for Heinz Nittel
1995: Operation Bljesak
EU accession countries in 2004
2011: The Photo Situation Room


  • 1775 : The chemist Frantz Heinrich Müller founds the Royal Porcelain Manufactory in Copenhagen . The young company is initially funded by the state with the promise of a monopoly for 50 years.
  • 1821 : The Bank of England exchanges its banknotes for gold again; this ends the bank-restrictio in existence since the end of 1797 because of the war against France .
1840: One Penny Black
1851: Crystal Palace
1873: The rotunda
1893: World Columbian Exposition
1950: Food card from Lower Saxony
1971: The first Amtrak logo
Logo of the Expo 2010

science and technology

1567: Seal of the Strasbourg Academy
1753: Species Plantarum
1931: Empire State Building
2008: Hangzhou Wan Daqiao


1786: Title page of the libretto
1865: The Ringstrasse after its completion
  • 1865 : Emperor Franz Joseph I opens the four kilometer long and 57 meter wide Vienna Ringstrasse , the boulevard built in place of the previous Vienna city walls. The Ringstrasse style as a special form of historicism became the style for the architecture of the 60s to 90s of the 19th century.
  • 1875 : Almost two years after it burned to the ground, the newly built Alexandra Palace in Alexandra Park in London is opened to the public again.
1884: Portrait of Madame X


1775: The Augarten
1901: Müllersches Volksbad
1915: The Lusitania



Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Disaster .


Entries of track and field world records can be found under the respective discipline under track and field .


Before the 18th century

Rudolf von Habsburg (* 1218)
Nikolaus Zrinski (* 1620)

18th century

Arthur Wellesley (* 1769)

19th century


Martin Disteli (* 1802)


Romaine Brooks (* 1874)
Walter Cramer (* 1886)
Maria Restituta Kafka (* 1894)

20th century


Theodor Oberländer (* 1905)
Hanns Martin Schleyer (* 1915)


Sonny James (born 1929)
Costa Cordalis (* 1944)
John Woo (born 1946)


Yasmina Reza (* 1959)
Oliver Bierhoff (* 1968)
Seba Johnson (* 1973)


Lars Berger (* 1979)
Mišo Brečko (* 1984)
Nicholas Braun (* 1988)


Before the 16th century

16th to 18th century

Marcellus II. († 1555)

19th century

Gottlieb Konrad Pfeffel († 1809)
Niccolò Tommaseo († 1874)

20th century


Antonín Dvořák († 1904)
Margaret of Connaught († 1920)
Joseph Goebbels († 1945)


Aram Khachaturyan († 1978)
Ayrton Senna († 1994)

21st century

Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager († 2008)

Holidays and memorial days

The list of commemorative and action days contains further entries .

Individual evidence

  1. In the history of the Slovenian language and literature , a rhyme report from Frauendienst is often quoted in which he quotes Slovenian words by Duke Bernhard von Spanheim . He had greeted him on his passage through Carinthia in Thörl-Maglern / Vrata Megvarje on May 1, 1227 in Slovenian with the following words: "The prince and the journeymen sin / I am welcome sin. "Buge waz primi, gralva Venus!" (The prince and his entourage welcomed me. Their greeting to me was like this: "Greetings from God, royal Venus"). Ulrich was disguised as Venus. Cf. Reginald Vospernik, Pavle Zablatnik, Erik Prunč, Florjan Lipuš: The Slovenian word in Carinthia = Slovenska beseda na Koroškem, literature and poetry from the beginning to the present = Pismenstvo in slovstvo od začetkov do danes. ÖBV, Vienna 1985, pp. 22-23. ISBN 3-215-04304-1

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