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Historical Events For January - 02

Thursday, 29 June 2017

1935  Bruno Hauptmann stands trial in New Jersey on charges of kidnapping and murdering the Lindbergh baby. Hauptmann is later found guilty and executed on this day in history.  

1935  On January - 02 bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby  

1936  Bradman scores 357 for South Africa vs Victoria, 424 minutes, 40 fours on January - 02.  

1936  First electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis MO on January - 02.  

1936  1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo on this day in history.  

1937  On this day in history ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29  

1938  Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded on this day in history.  

1939  On January - 02 bradman scores 107 South Africa vs Victoria, his 4th consecutive century  

1939  On this day in history bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century  

1941  On this day in history world War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.  

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1941  Mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42 on January - 02.  

1942  28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace on this day in history.  

1942  German troops in Bardia surrender on this day in history.  

1942  The Philippine capital city of Manila falls to Japanese invaders during WWII on January - 02.  

1943  On January - 02 canadian government brings in newsprint rationing.  

1944  On this day in history first use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)  

1944  On this day in history 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)  

1945  On January - 02 allied air raid on Neurenberg  

1945  Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion on January - 02.  

1945  Betram Home Ramsay, Engl adm/Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61 on January - 02.  

1946  On this day in history joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies  

1947  A new specification for aircraft color was issued providing for the use of glossy sea blue on all shipboard and water based aircraft and all helicopters on January - 02.  

1947  Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal on this day in history.  

1947  Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali on this day in history.  

1948  On January - 02 wNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins  

1949  On this day in history kDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting  

1950  Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65 on January - 02.  

1951  Trade Minister C.D. Howe announces construction of a $30 million-dollar atomic reactor facility at Chalk River, Ontario on January - 02.  

1951  Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC on January - 02.  

1952  On January - 02 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances  

1953  NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak on January - 02.  

1954  Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in New York City NY on January - 02.  

1954  On this day in history herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC  

1955  On this day in history first "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1642  On this day in history birth of mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)  

1647  Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676) was born on January - 02.  

1699  Osman III, sultan (Turkey) was born on this day in history.  

1713  On January - 02 birth of marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)  

1719  On this day in history birth of jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)  

1727  James Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Quebec) was born on this day in history.  

1728  Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium was born on this day in history.  

1732  Franz Xaver Brixi, composer was born on January - 02.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0017  On this day in history publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies  

1512  Death of Svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460) on this day in history.  

1514  On January - 02 death of william Smyth, English bishop and statesman (bc. 1460)  

1557  Death of Pontormo, Italian painter (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

1685  On January - 02 death of harbottle Grimston, English politician (b. 1603)  

1694  Death of Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (b. 1651) on this day in history.  

1726  Domenico Zipoli, composer, dies at 37 on January - 02.  

1740  On January - 02 johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63  

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