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Historical Events For May - 02

Monday, 25 September 2017

1930  Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights on May - 02.  

1932  On May - 02 jack Benny's first radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)  

1932  Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (The Good Earth) on May - 02.  

1932  On this day in history jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)  

1933  On this day in history in Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions  

1934  On this day in history nazi-Germany begins People's court  

1936  On this day in history "Peter &the Wolf" premieres in Moscow  

1936  On this day in history emperor Haile Selassie &family flee Abyssinia  

1936  On May - 02 "Peter & Wolf" premieres in Moscow  

1937  On this day in history arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73  

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1938  On May - 02 ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"  

1938  Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town) on May - 02.  

1939  Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2 on this day in history.  

1941  Anti-British revolt, encouraged by Germany, takes place in Iraq on May - 02.  

1941  FCC approves regular scheduled commercial TV broadcasts to begin July 1 on this day in history.  

1941  Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy on May - 02.  

1941  Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists on this day in history.  

1941  FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1 on May - 02.  

1942  On this day in history japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma  

1942  On May - 02 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4  

1943  On this day in history german troops vacate Jefna Tunisia  

1944  On May - 02 wABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast  

1945  On this day in history allies occupy Wismar  

1945  On this day in history berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2  

1945  Berlin surrenders to Russian troops on May - 02.  

1945  On this day in history british Army enters Lubeck in the Baltic, sealing off German forces in Denmark.  

1945  Dutch Queen Wilhelmina &Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen on May - 02.  

1945  First Helicopter Rescue--Lieutenant August Kleisch, USCG, flying a HNS-1 helicopter rescued 11 Canadian airmen that were marooned in northern Labrador about 125 miles from Goose Bay on May - 02.  

1945  German Army in Italy surrenders on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders  

1945  On this day in history yugoslav troops occupy Trieste  

1945  Martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies on May - 02.  

1946  On this day in history prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die  

1947  Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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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 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 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 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  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on May - 02.  

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  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  On this day in history death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

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 May - 02 death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)  

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