1. May 1, 1865, is recognized as Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia. This day is set aside to honor the soldiers who died while fighting for the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
2. Georgia's first Labor Day celebration was held on May 1, 1886, in Savannah. This was part of a nationwide effort to recognize and honor the achievements of the labor movement.
3. On May 1, 1900, the first black postmaster in the United States, Thomas E. Miller, was appointed in the town of Newnan, Georgia.
4. The Atlanta Massacre of 1919 began on May 1 and lasted for two days. This was a series of violent attacks on African Americans by white mobs in the city. The event resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.
5. In recent years, May 1 has become associated with International Workers' Day, a holiday celebrated in many countries to recognize the struggles and achievements of the labor movement. In Georgia and the United States, this day is not as widely celebrated as it is in other parts of the world.
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