Historical Events For May - 02
Monday, 22 January 2018
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 Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (The Good Earth) on May - 02.
1932 On May - 02 jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
1933 On May - 02 in Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions
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 May - 02 emperor Haile Selassie &family flee Abyssinia
1936 On this day in history "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 May - 02 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 Anti-British revolt, encouraged by Germany, takes place in Iraq on this day in history.
1941 On May - 02 fCC approves regular scheduled commercial TV broadcasts to begin July 1
1941 On May - 02 martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy
1941 Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists on May - 02.
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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2
1945 On May - 02 berlin surrenders to Russian troops
1945 On this day in history british Army enters Lubeck in the Baltic, sealing off German forces in Denmark.
1945 On this day in history 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 On May - 02 russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders
1945 Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste on May - 02.
1945 Martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies on this day in history.
1946 On May - 02 prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die
1947 Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC on this day in history.