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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 25 October 2014

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

1932  Jack Benny's first radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network) on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (The Good Earth)  

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 May - 02.  

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 May - 02.  

1937  On this day in history arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73  

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

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 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 May - 02.  

1941  Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy on May - 02.  

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 May - 02.  

1942  Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma on this day in history.  

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  On May - 02 wABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast  

1945  On this day in history allies occupy Wismar  

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

1945  Berlin surrenders to Russian troops on May - 02.  

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  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 May - 02.  

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  On May - 02 martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies  

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  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  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on May - 02.  

1551  On this day in history birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

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

1660  On May - 02 birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on May - 02.  

1702  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on May - 02.  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  On May - 02 death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

0649  On May - 02 maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

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 May - 02.  

1250  On May - 02 death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

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 May - 02.