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Chase's Calendar of Events 2014, 57th Edition by Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

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May 1 — Thursday

DAY 121

244 REMAINING

ADDISON, JOSEPH: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. May 1, 1672. (Old Style date.) English essayist born at Milston, Wiltshire, England. Died at London, June 17, 1719 (OS). “We are,” he wrote in The Spectator, “always doing something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity do something for us.”

AMTRAK: ANNIVERSARY. May 1, 1971. Amtrak, the national rail service that combined the operations of 18 passenger railroads, went into service.

ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH. May 1–31. This observance seeks to focus attention ...

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