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May 1: This Day That Year

May 1

- 1751 - 1st American cricket match is played.

- 1853 - Argentina adopts its constitution.

- 1873 - 1st US postal card issued.

- 1886 - USA: General Strike for the 8-hour working day.

- 1931 - Empire State Building opens in New York City​.

- 1940 - The Olympics are cancelled​.

- 1941 - Cheerios​ introduced by General Mills.

- 1957 - 1st radio broadcast of Larry King.

- 1960 - Bombay (India) state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states.

- 1971 - Amtrak Railroad (USA) begins operation.

- 1997 - Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of UK.

- 2004 - European Union adds Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

- 2006 - The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education due to shortage in cash flow.

- 2009 - Same-sex marriage legalized in Sweden.

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