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1 May was celebrated as May Day in the United Kingdom and several other countries on the planet Earth. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

In 1643, the May Day celebration in Little Hodcombe turned especially bloody as the village's Queen of the May was burned at the stake, an event instigated by the Malus and recounted by Will Chandler to the Fifth Doctor in 1984. (TV: The Awakening)

In 1699, Captain Henry Avery noted in the Fancy log that his ship had been stilled on a windless ocean for eight days. (WC: Prequel: The Curse of the Black Spot)

In 1873, Professor Cornelius Perkins and Dr Hugo Somesby, reaching the thirty-sixth day of their expedition to the Amazon rainforest, disappeared while searching for the legendary Lost City of Gold. In Perkins' final diary entry that day, he described "a frog the size of a rhinoceros" with the leg of one of the natives in its mouth. (AUDIO: The Valley of Death)

In 1957, the first Sputnik satellite was launched by the Soviet Union, but was destroyed before it completed its first orbit. Neither the launch nor the satellite's destruction was ever made public. (PROSE: First Frontier)

Circa 1970s, the Master was finally captured by UNIT. Later, after having defeated the Master, the Third Doctor celebrated May Day. (TV: The Dæmons)

In 1984, the Malus was re-awakened. (TV: The Awakening)

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