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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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

1932  On this day in history 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  In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions on this day in history.  

1934  Nazi-Germany begins People's court on this day in history.  

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

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

1936  "Peter & Wolf" premieres in Moscow on this day in history.  

1937  On May - 02 arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73  

1938  Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" on May - 02.  

1938  On May - 02 pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)  

1939  On May - 02 lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2  

1941  Anti-British revolt, encouraged by Germany, takes place in Iraq on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history fCC approves regular scheduled commercial TV broadcasts to begin July 1  

1941  On this day in history martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy  

1941  On this day in history nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists  

1941  On this day in history fCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1  

1942  On May - 02 japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma  

1942  On this day in history 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4  

1943  On May - 02 german troops vacate Jefna Tunisia  

1944  WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast on this day in history.  

1945  On May - 02 allies occupy Wismar  

1945  On May - 02 berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2  

1945  Berlin surrenders to Russian troops on this day in history.  

1945  On May - 02 british Army enters Lubeck in the Baltic, sealing off German forces in Denmark.  

1945  On May - 02 dutch Queen Wilhelmina &Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen  

1945  On May - 02 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  

1945  On May - 02 german Army in Italy surrenders  

1945  Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders on this day in history.  

1945  Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste on May - 02.  

1945  Martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies on this day in history.  

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  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on May - 02.  

1451  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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  On May - 02 maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

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

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

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on May - 02.  

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

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

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on May - 02.