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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 25 September 2016

1930  Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights on this day in history.  

1932  Jack Benny's first radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network) on May - 02.  

1932  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (The Good Earth)  

1932  Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network) on this day in history.  

1933  In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions on this day in history.  

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

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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

1941  On May - 02 martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy  

1941  Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists on May - 02.  

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

1942  Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma on this day in history.  

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

1943  German troops vacate Jefna Tunisia on this day in history.  

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

1945  Allies occupy Wismar on May - 02.  

1945  Berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2 on May - 02.  

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

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

1945  On this day in history dutch Queen Wilhelmina &Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen  

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

1945  On this day in history yugoslav troops occupy Trieste  

1945  On this day in history martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies  

1946  Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die on May - 02.  

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 May - 02 birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

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

1458  On this day in history birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

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

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history 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  On May - 02 birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

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

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

0907  On this day in history death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

1450  On this day in history death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)  

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