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MAY 1

1762 James Durham (Pennsylvania-born Physician) Pennsylvania Scientists and Mathematicians Medicine Notable African Americans
Sports Figures
1915 Archie Williams (California-born African-American Olympic 400m Track and Field Gold Medalist) California Sports Figures Track & Field 400m Olympic Gold Medalist in the 1936 Summer Olympics African-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1925 Chuck Bednarik (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1930 Ollie Matson (Texas-born African-American Member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame) Texas Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Professional Football Hall of Fame
1960 Steve Cauthen (Kentucky-born Horse Racing Jockey) Kentucky Sports Figures Horse Racing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1994 Ayrton Senna (Brazilian Race Driver Killed at the San Marino Grand Prix) Brazilian Sports Figures Auto Racing BBC
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1840 The Ohio Institution for the Blind Hires Its First Superintendent Ohio Education Education Blindness IntelliHealth
1884 Moses Fleetwood Walker Is the First African American to Play in a Professional Baseball Game Ohio Sports Figures Baseball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts New York Times
1929 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 3,300 in Iran Iran Earthquakes Death USGS
1951 Minnie Minoso Is the First African-American Player for the Chicago White Sox Cuban Sports Figures Chicago Sports Figures Historic Firsts Baseball Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Latin-American Sports Figures African American Registry
1963 James Whittaker of Redmond, Washington, Is the First American to Climb Mt. Everest Washington Explorers and Pioneers Mount Everest Historic Firsts History Channel History Link
1967 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 9 and Injures 56 in the Arta Province of Greece Greece Earthquakes Death USGS
1980 Dallas Mavericks Officially Become the 23rd Member of the National Basketball Association Texas Sports Figures Basketball National Basketball Association Texas State Historical Association
1991 44-Year-Old Nolan Ryan Throws a Record Seventh No-Hitter Nolan Ryan Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times

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