Thread: 5-1-12: Today in History
#1 5-1-12: Today in History05-01-2012, 10:57 AM
Empire State Building dedicated, 1931
President Eisenhower proclaims Law Day, 1958
Ford factory workers get 40-hour week, 1926
Battle of Chancellorsville begins, 1863
American U-2 spy plane shot down, 1960
Former NBA All-Star indicted, 2002
Record-breaking tornado wave begins, 2003
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
Calamity Jane is born, 1852
Herbert Hoover dedicates Empire State Building, 1931
Rickey Henderson breaks stolen base record, 1991
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
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05-01-2012, 06:55 PM
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.Solve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf
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