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May 01, 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,...

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May 01, 1999

Mallory’s Body Discovered on Everest After 75 Years

On this day in 1999, 75 years after he vanished on the treacherous slopes of Mount Everest, the body of renowned mountaineer George Mallory was discovered. To this day, it remains a mystery whether he and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, were the first men to reach the summit of the world's tall...

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May 01, 1967

Last Somoza President

On this day in 1967, Anastasio “Tachito” Somoza Debayle became president of Nicaragua, continuing an era of nepotism, corruption, and suppression begun by his father Anastasio Somoza Garcia in 1937. Somoza was the last member of the Somoza family to rule Nicaragua, ending a decades-long dynasty in t...

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