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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 05 July 2015

1846  On this day in history zygmunt Noskowski, composer  

1847  Sabbath famine on this day in history.  

1849  On this day in history david H Chasse, baron/gen (fought Napoleon at Waterloo), dies at 84  

1853  On this day in history franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC)  

1853  On this day in history marie Verstraete, actress (Louise-Frou Frou)  

1855  On this day in history theodore Moses Tobani, composer  

1857  Frederic Cliffe, composer on this day in history.  

1857  LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies on May - 02.  

1859  On May - 02 eugene D'Harcourt, composer  

1860  D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form) on this day in history.  

1862  Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine) on this day in history.  

1863  On May - 02 stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville VA, wounded by his own men; South defeats North  

1863  On this day in history south defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va  

1864  Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1865  President Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis on May - 02.  

1865  On May - 02 pres Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis  

1866  Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao on May - 02.  

1869  Tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band) on this day in history.  

1872  On May - 02 g G van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC)  

1876  Ross Barnes hit first homerun in the National League on this day in history.  

1876  Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League on this day in history.  

1878  On May - 02 uS stops minting 20¢ coin  

1878  On this day in history uS stops minting 20 cent coin  

1881  Portage La Prairie Manitoba, Canadian Pacific Railway starts building its prairie section of track; first sod turned for the CPR as a company line; first rail also laid at Fort William on May - 02.  

1884  On May - 02 francois de Vries, Dutch economist  

1885  "Good Housekeeping" magazine is first published on this day in history.  

1885  On May - 02 congo Free State established by King Leopold II of Belgium  

1885  "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published on May - 02.  

1886  Gottfried Benn, writer on this day in history.  

1887  G Rossini's corpse transfered to Santa Croce, Florence on this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film  

1887  On this day in history edward Collins, NY, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's)  

1889  On May - 02 abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale  

1890  Territory of Oklahoma created on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1360  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on this day in history.  

1451  On May - 02 birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on this day in history.  

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on this day in history.  

1601  On May - 02 birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on this day in history.  

1695  On this day in history birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

1702  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on May - 02.  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on this day in history.  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on May - 02.  

0756  On this day in history death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1230  On May - 02 death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

1250  On May - 02 death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on this day in history.  

1450  On this day in history death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)