Decorating for the Artistic Soul

May 1st- This Day in History

Posted on: May 1, 2007

flower.jpg

Welcome to May!

What does this day mean to you? Many memorable things have taken place on May 1st throughout the years. This is what the History Channel has to say about May 1st:

1851. Great Exhibition opens

On May 1, 1851, the Great Exhibition opens to wide acclaim in the Crystal Palace in London. Inside the Crystal Palace, a giant glass-and-iron hall designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, over 10,000 exhibitors set up eight miles of tables. Although technological wonders from around the world were on display, the exposition was clearly dominated by Britain, the premier industrialized nation and workshop of the world. Conceived by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, the Great Exposition was a rousing success, hosting 6 million visitors before it closed in October. The many goods displayed ranged from kitchen appliances to false teeth, silks to farm machinery.

1997
A landslide victory for the Labour Party in the British General election brings an end to the Conservative Party’s 18 years in power. The new Prime Minister is Labour leader Tony Blair.
1968
The Legoland Family Park opens at Billund in Denmark.
1967
Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu.
1961
Britain opens its first legalised betting shops.
1960
American pilot Gary Powers, flying a U2 spy plane, is shot down over Russia.
1931
US President Herbert Hoover opens the Empire State Building in New York. It has 102 floors and is 1,250 feet high. At the time its the world’s tallest building.
1916
End of the Easter Rising in Ireland following a week of bitter fighting in Dublin after Irish Nationalists rose against British rule on Easter Monday, April 24th. More than 400 lost their lives.
1912
A statue of Peter Pan is put in Kensington Gardens in London- commissioned and paid for by Peter Pan creator J.M.Barrie. Children are told it has been put there by fairies!
1904
Japanese Army attacks and defeats Russian forces at Xinyizhou.
1875
Official opening of Alexandra Palace in London.
1851
Opening of the Great Exhibition at Hyde Park in London.
1840
The first penny black stamps showing Queen Victoria’s head go on sale five days before the official issue date.
1707
Proclamation of the official union between England and Scotland.

Check out the History Channel’s This Day in History to find out more about other dates of the year.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Welcome To Our Blog

Here you’ll enjoy decorating tips, product reviews, articles and more on Unique Gifts and Home Decor. Check out our unique American made artisan items.

Got suggestions or questions? Contact us at: blog @ uniquedecoronline.com

 Subscribe in a reader
sports betting SportsBettingNow.net is a website providing information about the best online sports betting reviews. With the exact comment on the betting website, we will help you bet easily and safest on sports - all types of sports. We cover the main online sports betting websites with reviews and information you can actually use to make a wise decision about where to enjoy spending your money - and winning even more so you won’t have a waste time to look for because we have all the information which you need. Our website has provided a common point as follows: The range and bonus promotions The content is extremely abundant: not only football betting online, you can also participate in online betting in other sports fields. You can bet online any time: early morning or late night, thousands place your sports bets online are ready to serve the needs of your online betting. Our online betting reviews are completed and give you a quick and easy glance at what the website has to offer you. From information on depositing money to all the bonuses and promotions they may be offering, we have what you need to know to make a good decision about gambling. You can bet online anywhere: whether at home, at the office, business trips or even abroad can also participate in online betting. With huge financial potential of the reputable ones, you are always sure about the solvency joining online betting. Coming to Sports Betting Now, whether you are a new to online gambling or a seasoned expert, we have what you need to know to choose the best sports book for your personal tastes. Therefore we are one of the best places to find betting information. sports betting sites We offer the best sports betting sites of the World, with a staff of friendly support is always ready to help you 24/7 and make the ultimate security for yours deposit. You can access and betting on sports betting sites by computer or mobile phone easily. Here are sports betting sites reviews that we guarantee you can trust. betting odds If you are looking for a provider of the best “sport betting odds” you’ve found it here. We are always updating sport betting odds for all the sports domestic and foreign. We take sports betting information in the most prestigious sites in the world and help you get the best sport betting odds and many great promotions from the sports betting sites. online betting sites We provide the best online betting sites with the system of the World gives players peace of mind and a safe environment. User Interface of the best online betting sites are very user-friendly and allows players to bet more easily. Continuously update the results live sports, super rapidly payment, and easy access. And players can bet regularly rapidly. Here are the best online betting sites which we ensure you can trust.

Featured Products

Amber Night Light   

At Unique Decor Online, you'll find artist handmade items. To see more of our great products, visit today!
AddThis Feed Button Bookmark and Share

Calendar

May 2007
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  
blog search directory
%d bloggers like this: