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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Events:
1906 - Troops in Paris made many arrests during a May Day protest  - Google It
1925 - The island of Cyprus became a British colony  - Google It
1926 - British miners went on strike, & stayed on strike until November  - Google It
1931 - The Empire State Building, in New York, was completed  - Google It
1960 - Gary Powers, in a U2 spy plane, was shot down and captured by the USSR  - Google It
1961 - Betting shops were legalised in the UK  - Google It
1968 - Legoland, in Denmark, was opened  - Google It
1982 - British aircraft bombed Port Stanley airport, in the Falklands  - Google It
1986 - There was widespread trouble throughout Britains prisons as prison officers went on strike  - Google It

Birthdays:
1769 - Arthur Wellesley, The Duke of Wellington  - Google It
1916 - Glenn Ford, American film actor  - Google It
1937 - Una Stubbs, English television actress  - Google It
1944 - Rita Coolridge, Singer  - Google It
1946 - Joanna Lumley, English actress  - Google It
1964 - Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones  - Google It

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