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Historical Events For May - 02

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

1846  Zygmunt Noskowski, composer on this day in history.  

1847  On May - 02 sabbath famine  

1849  On May - 02 david H Chasse, baron/gen (fought Napoleon at Waterloo), dies at 84  

1853  Franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC) on May - 02.  

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

1855  Theodore Moses Tobani, composer on this day in history.  

1857  On this day in history frederic Cliffe, composer  

1857  LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies on this day in history.  

1859  On May - 02 eugene D'Harcourt, composer  

1860  D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form) on May - 02.  

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1862  Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine) on May - 02.  

1863  On this day in history stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville VA, wounded by his own men; South defeats North  

1863  South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va on May - 02.  

1864  Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer, dies at 72 on May - 02.  

1865  On this day in history president Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis  

1865  Pres Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis on this day in history.  

1866  Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao on this day in history.  

1869  Tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band) on May - 02.  

1872  On this day in history 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  On May - 02 ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League  

1878  US stops minting 20¢ coin on May - 02.  

1878  US stops minting 20 cent coin on May - 02.  

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 this day in history francois de Vries, Dutch economist  

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

1885  Congo Free State established by King Leopold II of Belgium on this day in history.  

1885  "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published on this day in history.  

1886  Gottfried Benn, writer on May - 02.  

1887  G Rossini's corpse transfered to Santa Croce, Florence on May - 02.  

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  Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale on May - 02.  

1890  On May - 02 territory of Oklahoma created  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1360  On this day in history birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

1451  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on May - 02.  

1458  On May - 02 birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

1551  On May - 02 birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on May - 02.  

1695  On May - 02 birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

1702  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  On this day in history death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on this day in history.  

0756  On May - 02 death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

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

1250  On this day in history death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on May - 02.  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

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