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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 02 August 2014

1930  On this day in history 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  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (The Good Earth)  

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 this day in history.  

1934  Nazi-Germany begins People's court on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history "Peter &the Wolf" premieres in Moscow  

1936  On this day in history 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  Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history 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 this day in history fCC approves regular scheduled commercial TV broadcasts to begin July 1  

1941  Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists  

1941  FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1 on this day in history.  

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  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  On this day in history allies occupy Wismar  

1945  Berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2 on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history 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 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  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 this day in history.  

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  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on this day in history.  

1451  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on this day in history.  

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

1551  On this day in history birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

1601  On this day in history birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

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  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on this day in history.  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on this day in history.  

0756  On this day in history death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

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

1300  On this day in history death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

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