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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 21 September 2014

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 02.  

1936  "Peter & Wolf" premieres in Moscow on this day in history.  

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

1938  On May - 02 ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"  

1938  On this day in history 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  Anti-British revolt, encouraged by Germany, takes place in Iraq on this day in history.  

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 this day in history nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists  

1941  FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1 on May - 02.  

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 May - 02.  

1943  German troops vacate Jefna Tunisia on May - 02.  

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

1945  On May - 02 allies occupy Wismar  

1945  On May - 02 berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2  

1945  On May - 02 berlin surrenders to Russian troops  

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

1945  Dutch Queen Wilhelmina &Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history german Army in Italy surrenders  

1945  On May - 02 russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders  

1945  Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste on this day in history.  

1945  Martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies on May - 02.  

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

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

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on this day in history.  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on this day in history.