1st May

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1960 Cold War An American spy plane piloted by Captain Francis Gary Powers is shot down over Russia.
1925 Cyprus becomes a British colony Cyprus becomes a British colony.
1900 Mining - Utah Coal Mine Explosion An explosion in a coal mine in Utah US kills 200
1786 Wolfgang Mozart's The Marraige of Figaro premieres Wolfgang Mozart's opera "The Marraige of Figaro" is premiered in Vienna.

 

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On This Day - 1st May