May Day is Celebrated Throughout the World—Peasants in Europe, Military in Russia.
May 1., 1707: Scotland and England merged to form Great Britain.
May 1, 1786: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro premiered in Vienna
May 1, 1884: Construction of the first skyscraper—the Home Insurance Building—began in Chicago on LaSalle street. It was 10 stories tall.
On this same date: May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was dedicated in New York City with 102 floors, 73 elevators, and an additional 62-meter pinnacle.
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