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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 19 April 2014

1930  Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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  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  On this day in history 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  Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma on this day in history.  

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  WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast on this day in history.  

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  Berlin surrenders to Russian troops on this day in history.  

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  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 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history yugoslav troops occupy Trieste  

1945  Martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies on this day in history.  

1946  On this day in history prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die  

1947  On this day in history 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  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 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  On this day in history birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

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

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)