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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Thursday, 02 October 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  On May - 02 nazi-Germany begins People's court  

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

1936  Emperor Haile Selassie &family flee Abyssinia on May - 02.  

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

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

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  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 May - 02.  

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

1941  On May - 02 nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists  

1941  On this day in history fCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1  

1942  Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma on May - 02.  

1942  68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4 on May - 02.  

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 May - 02.  

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

1945  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

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  Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste on May - 02.  

1945  On this day in history 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  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  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on May - 02.  

1551  On May - 02 birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

1601  On May - 02 birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on May - 02.  

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  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on May - 02.  

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

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on this day in history.  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on May - 02.  

1230  On this day in history death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

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

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)