1 May 2021: This day in history

1707: Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain

1753: Publication of Species Plantarum by Carolus Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature

1841: First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California

1886: US general strike for 8-hour working day begins

1931: Empire State Building opens in New York City

  Source: Onthisday.com

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