Momentous events in history: may 1, 2017

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Telegraph

Today is labor day (labour Day).

Holidays:

Labour day (labor Day).

Zhivin day.

Story:

1840 In England has introduced the world’s first postage stamps.

1918 On Khodynka field hosted the first military parade of the red Army.

1960 – American pilot, Francis powers, violated Soviet airspace and was shot down near Sverdlovsk.

Born on this day:

1924 – Victor Astafiev, Soviet and Russian writer.

1929 – Igor Akimushkin Soviet scientist, biologist and author of popular science books about the life of animals.

Died:

1873 – David Livingstone, the English missionary, an outstanding Explorer of Africa.

1904 – antonín dvořák, Czech composer.

2000 – Steve Reeves, American actor and legendary bodybuilder.

Birthday:

Basil, Victor, Efim, Ivan, Kuzma, Tamara, Felix .

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