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Historical Events For January - 02

Friday, 20 October 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 this day in history bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby  

1936  On this day in history bradman scores 357 for South Africa vs Victoria, 424 minutes, 40 fours  

1936  On this day in history first electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis MO  

1936  On January - 02 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo  

1937  Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29 on January - 02.  

1938  Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded on January - 02.  

1939  Bradman scores 107 South Africa vs Victoria, his 4th consecutive century on this day in history.  

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

1941  World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales on January - 02.  

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1941  On January - 02 mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42  

1942  On January - 02 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace  

1942  On January - 02 german troops in Bardia surrender  

1942  On this day in history the Philippine capital city of Manila falls to Japanese invaders during WWII.  

1943  On this day in history canadian government brings in newsprint rationing.  

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

1944  On January - 02 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)  

1945  Allied air raid on Neurenberg on this day in history.  

1945  On January - 02 radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion  

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

1946  Joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies on January - 02.  

1947  On this day in history 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  

1947  Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal on January - 02.  

1947  On January - 02 mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali  

1948  On this day in history wNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins  

1949  KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65  

1951  On this day in history trade Minister C.D. Howe announces construction of a $30 million-dollar atomic reactor facility at Chalk River, Ontario.  

1951  On this day in history philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC  

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

1953  NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak on this day in history.  

1954  Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in New York City NY on this day in history.  

1954  Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1955  On January - 02 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  Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey) was born on this day in history.  

1647  Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676) was born on this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history birth of osman III, sultan (Turkey)  

1713  Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803) was born on January - 02.  

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

1727  On this day in history birth of james Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Quebec)  

1728  On January - 02 birth of louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium  

1732  On this day in history birth of franz Xaver Brixi, composer  

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Famous Deaths In January - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0017  On January - 02 publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies  

1512  On January - 02 death of svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460)  

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

1557  Death of Pontormo, Italian painter (b. 1494) on January - 02.  

1685  On this day in history death of harbottle Grimston, English politician (b. 1603)  

1694  On this day in history death of henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (b. 1651)  

1726  Domenico Zipoli, composer, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

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

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