Historical Events For May - 02
Thursday, 08 December 2016
1930 On May - 02 des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
1932 On May - 02 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 Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network) on May - 02.
1933 In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions on this day in history.
1934 On May - 02 nazi-Germany begins People's court
1936 On this day in history "Peter &the Wolf" premieres in Moscow
1936 On May - 02 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 this day in history 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 Anti-British revolt, encouraged by Germany, takes place in Iraq on May - 02.
1941 On May - 02 fCC approves regular scheduled commercial TV broadcasts to begin July 1
1941 Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy on May - 02.
1941 Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists on May - 02.
1941 On May - 02 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 this day in history.
1944 WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast on this day in history.
1945 Allies occupy Wismar on this day in history.
1945 Berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2 on May - 02.
1945 Berlin surrenders to Russian troops on May - 02.
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 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 this day in history.
1945 On May - 02 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 On May - 02 prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die
1947 On May - 02 eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC