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On This Day

May 1

May Day

International Workers Day

1889 Aspirin is introduced by Bayer

1931 The Empire State Building opens in New York City

1941 Citizen Kane Premieres in New York Directed by Orson Welles Starring Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead, Erskine Sanford & Ruth Warrick

1941 Cheerios hits store shelves for the first time

1948 Citation jockeyed by Eddie Arcaro win the Kentucky Derby

1952 The film High Noon premiers Director Fred Zinnemann starring Gary Cooper.

1952 Mr. Potato Head is in Toy stores for the first time the first toy to have TV commercial

1967 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu

1969 The western The Wild Bunch directed by Sam Peckinpah starring by William Holden & Ernest Borgnine premieres in Kansas City.

1991 Rickey Henderson breaks the MLB stolen base record with 939, he would end his career with 1,406

2003 Miss Elizabeth passes away from a drug overdose

Happy Birthday

1831 Emily Stowe was the first female physician in Canada, was denied entry into Toronto School of Medicine only years later to be granted special permission, She founded Canadian Women's Suffrage Association, & started the Ontario Medical College for Women. Awarded the Order Of Canada in 1988

1922 Alastair Gillespie Member of Parliament in Etobicoke, served in World War 2 With Canadian Air Army & Royal Canadian Navy. in 1996 was the chairman of the Board of Creemore Springs Brewery awarded the Order of Canada in 1998.

1949 Paul Teutul Sr. Orange County Chopper

1954 Ray Parker Jr. Musician

1961 Clint Malarchuk NHL Goaltender

1967 Tim McGraw musician

1968 D’arcy Wretzky musician The Smashing Pumpkins

1969 Wes Anderson film Director The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

1972 Julie Benz actress Dexter

1980 Jay Reatard musician in the bands The Retards & Lost souls who passed away in January 2010.

1991 Marcus Stroman pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays