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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

1930  Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights on May - 02.  

1932  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

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

1937  On May - 02 arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73  

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

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  Anti-British revolt, encouraged by Germany, takes place in Iraq on May - 02.  

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

1941  On May - 02 martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy  

1941  Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists on May - 02.  

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

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  On May - 02 german troops vacate Jefna Tunisia  

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

1945  Allies occupy Wismar on this day in history.  

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

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  On May - 02 german Army in Italy surrenders  

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

1945  On May - 02 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 May - 02 eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC  

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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 May - 02.  

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

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

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

0649  On this day in history 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  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

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

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