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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 27 February 2015

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

1932  Jack Benny's first radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network) on this day in history.  

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 May - 02.  

1934  Nazi-Germany begins People's court on May - 02.  

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

1936  On May - 02 emperor Haile Selassie &family flee Abyssinia  

1936  "Peter & Wolf" premieres in Moscow on May - 02.  

1937  Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73 on May - 02.  

1938  On this day in history ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"  

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

1939  Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2 on May - 02.  

1941  On May - 02 anti-British revolt, encouraged by Germany, takes place in Iraq.  

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  Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma on this day in history.  

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

1945  Berlin surrenders to Russian troops on May - 02.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

1451  On May - 02 birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

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

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  On May - 02 birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

1702  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on May - 02.  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  On May - 02 death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

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

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on May - 02.  

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

1300  On May - 02 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)