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    Empire State Building dedicated, 1931

    American Revolution
    President Eisenhower proclaims Law Day, 1958

    Ford factory workers get 40-hour week, 1926

    Civil War
    Battle of Chancellorsville begins, 1863

    Cold War
    American U-2 spy plane shot down, 1960

    Former NBA All-Star indicted, 2002

    Record-breaking tornado wave begins, 2003

    General Interest
    Great Exhibition opens, 1851

    The Battle of Manila Bay, 1898

    An American tops Everest, 1963

    Labour party returns to power in Britain, 1997

    Citizen Kane released, 1941

    Joseph Heller is born, 1923

    Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro premieres in Vienna, 1786

    Old West
    Calamity Jane is born, 1852

    Herbert Hoover dedicates Empire State Building, 1931

    Rickey Henderson breaks stolen base record, 1991

    Vietnam War
    Senator criticizes Nixon's handling of the war, 1969

    North Vietnamese troops capture Quang Tri, 1972

    World War I
    International Congress of Women adopts resolutions, 1915

    World War II
    Alan G. Cunningham, British liberator of Ethiopia, is born, 1887
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    A sad day for F-1 fans...

    Death of Ayrton Senna - May 1st, 1994

    The death of three-time Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna on May 1, 1994, occurred as a result of his car crashing into a concrete barrier while he was leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Italy. The previous day, Roland Ratzenberger died when his car crashed during qualification for the race. His and Senna's accidents were the worst of several accidents that took place that weekend and were the first fatal accidents to occur during a Formula One race meeting in twelve years. They became a turning point in the safety of Formula One, prompting the implementation of new safety measures and the re-formation of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

    While Senna's crash remains the most recent to claim the life of a Formula 1 driver, two accidents have since claimed the lives of trackside marshals.
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