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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 04 September 2015

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

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 this day in history.  

1932  Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network) on May - 02.  

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

1936  Emperor Haile Selassie &family flee Abyssinia on this day in history.  

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

1937  Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1938  Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" on this day in history.  

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

1941  On May - 02 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 May - 02 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  68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4 on this day in history.  

1943  German troops vacate Jefna Tunisia on May - 02.  

1944  On May - 02 wABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast  

1945  Allies occupy Wismar on May - 02.  

1945  On this day in history berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2  

1945  On this day in history berlin surrenders to Russian troops  

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

1945  Dutch Queen Wilhelmina &Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen on May - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders  

1945  Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste on this day in history.  

1945  On May - 02 martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies  

1946  Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die on this day in history.  

1947  Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC on May - 02.  

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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  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on May - 02.  

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  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on May - 02.  

1695  On May - 02 birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

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 this day in history death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

0649  On May - 02 maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on this day in history.  

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

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 May - 02.  

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

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