Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Malta, Cyprus.
Death of Eldridge Cleaver, American writer and civil rights leader who renounced his past as a member of the Black Panthers.
New' Labour landslide victory in Britain (Tony Blair replaces John Major as Prime Minister)
Death of Ayrton Senna, Brazilian racing driver, killed in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix, Italy
London Undergrounds Jubilee line officially opened
The first May Day Bank Holiday in England and Wales .
The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (‘spam’) was sent by a DEC marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of.
A telephone link was established between Britain and India .
Empire State Building completed in New York
Birth of Kate Smith, American singer, first lady of radio, particularly associated with the song God Bless America by Irving Berlin
Construction began on what is claimed to be Americas first modern (i.e. steel-framed) skyscraper, the 10-floor Home Insurance Building, Chicago
Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations ('Crystal Palace' exhibition) opened in Hyde Park
Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy
1 1707 The Acts of Union uniting England and Scotland under one Parliament and Crown came into effect.
Treaty of Northampton, formalised peace between England and Scotland