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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 01 February 2015

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

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

1932  On May - 02 pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (The Good Earth)  

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

1936  On May - 02 "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  Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

1938  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)  

1939  On this day in history lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2  

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

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

1942  Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma on May - 02.  

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

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 May - 02.  

1945  Allies occupy Wismar on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  German Army in Italy surrenders on May - 02.  

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  Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die on May - 02.  

1947  On May - 02 eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC  

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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 May - 02.  

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

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on May - 02.  

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

0649  On this day in history maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1450  On May - 02 death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)