On this day

In 2001, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced the existence of a “state of rebellion” just hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, stormed the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III uprising. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 01 May?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2001, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced the existence of a “state of rebellion” just hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, stormed the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III uprising. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 01 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 01 MAY

1966 | Radio RSA, South Africa began shortwave transmitting. 

2019 | Naxalite attack in Gadchiroli district: 16 army soldiers, including a driver, were killed in an IED blast. Naxals targeted an anti-Naxal operations team.

2001 | Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced the existence of a “state of rebellion”  just hours after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, stormed the presidential palace at the height of the EDSA III uprising.

2009 | Sweden on this day legalized same-sex marriage. 

2002 | OpenOffice.org released version 1.0, the first consistent version of the software.

1999 | SpongeBob SquarePants premiered on Nickelodeon.

1995 | Croatian War of Independence: Croatian forces launched Operation Flash.

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BIRTHDAYS

1950 | Scottish football player and coach, Danny McGrain.

1932 | English admiral, Sandy Woodward, died in 2013.

1948 | Hungarian sprinter, Györgyi Balogh.

1961 | Dutch politician, Sultan Günal-Gezer.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2014 | Mexican footballer and coach, Juan de Dios Castillo, 63.

2003 | American wrestler, and manager, Miss Elizabeth, 43.

1995 | Italian-American painter, Antonio Salemme, 103.

2014 | Nigerian lawyer, and politician, fifth Governor of Kwara State, Adamu Atta, 87.

1997 | Canadian sociologist, philosopher, and poet, Fernand Dumont, 70.

SPORTS

1980 |  On this day, the FA Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Liverpool was finally decided in the fourth match. In those days before the penalty shootout, Brian Talbot’s 12th-minute goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory at Coventry’s Highfield Road in the third replay. It was the only time the FA Cup semi-final was played at the stadium.

2013 | On this day, “The Great Gatsby” was released in the United States. 

AFRICA FACT 

Madagascar was a French colony. It was named by Marco Polo.