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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 19 April 2014

1890  E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi author (Triplanetary) on this day in history.  

1892  Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, [Red Baron], German WW I ace on this day in history.  

1892  On this day in history wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 69  

1893  Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien) [or May 13, 1912] on this day in history.  

1895  Alfred Kurella, writer on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history william Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer, dies at 63  

1898  Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark) on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history george Bernard Shaws "You Never Can Tell" premieres in London  

1900  George Bernard Shaws "You Never Can Tell," premieres in London on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)  

1901  On this day in history bob Wyatt, cricketer (England batsman 1927-37)  

1902  On this day in history the first science fiction film, "A Trip To The Moon", is released  

1902  Brian Aherne, Worcestershire England, actor (Juarez) on this day in history.  

1903  29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker aboard Judge Himes wins in 2:09 on this day in history.  

1903  Benjamin Spock, CT, pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care) on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history the birth of Bing Crosby, American actor and singer  

1904  On this day in history 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior aboard Elwood wins in 2:08.50  

1904  Georgi Dimitrov, composer on this day in history.  

1905  On this day in history french newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work  

1906  On this day in history 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8  

1906  Aileen Riggin, Newport RI, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1920, 24) on this day in history.  

1907  Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian Government on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian govt  

1907  On this day in history pinky Lee, children's show host (Pinky Lee Show)  

1908  On this day in history 1908 "Take me out to the Ball Game registered for copyright.  

1908  William Bakewell, LA Calif, actor (Stage manager-Pinky Lee Show) on this day in history.  

1909  Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history laurie Nash, cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia)  

1911  French troops occupy Fès El Bali Morocco on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history french troops occupy Fès El Bali Morocco  

1911  On this day in history lillian Rambach, teacher violinist  

1912  On this day in history axel Springer, German newspaper magnate  

1913  Nigel Patrick, London Engld, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold) on this day in history.  

1914  On this day in history dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for S Africa v England 1947)  

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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 this day in history.  

1458  On this day in history birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

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

1601  On this day in history 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  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

1702  On this day in history birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

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

0907  On this day in history death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on this day in history.  

1250  Death of Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered on this day in history.  

1300  On this day in history death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

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