1 May It Happened Today

1700  Death of English poet John Dryden.

1873  Death of Scottish explorer David Livingstone.

1931  US president Herbert Hoover officially opens the 102 storey Empire State Building.

1967  Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu.

1994  Formula One driver Ayrton Senna is killed in a race accident in San Marino.

1997  Tony Blair is elected UK Prime Minister.

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