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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 19 December 2014

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 this day in history.  

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

1933  On May - 02 in Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions  

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

1936  On May - 02 "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  On May - 02 arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73  

1938  Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" on May - 02.  

1938  Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town) on this day in history.  

1939  On May - 02 lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2  

1941  On May - 02 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 this day in history martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy  

1941  Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists on this day in history.  

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

1942  On May - 02 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  On May - 02 german troops vacate Jefna Tunisia  

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  On this day in history berlin surrenders to Russian troops  

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

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

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 this day in history russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders  

1945  On May - 02 yugoslav troops occupy Trieste  

1945  On May - 02 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  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on this day in history.  

1451  On this day in history birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

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 May - 02.  

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

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  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on May - 02.  

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  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on this day in history.  

1250  On this day in history death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On May - 02 death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on May - 02.