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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

1930  On this day in history 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 May - 02.  

1932  On May - 02 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  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 May - 02 "Peter &the Wolf" premieres in Moscow  

1936  Emperor Haile Selassie &family flee Abyssinia on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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  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  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 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 May - 02 berlin surrenders to Russian troops  

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

1945  On May - 02 dutch Queen Wilhelmina &Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen  

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  Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history yugoslav troops occupy Trieste  

1945  Martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies on May - 02.  

1946  Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die on May - 02.  

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  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  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on May - 02.  

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 02.  

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  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  On May - 02 death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

1250  On this day in history 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.  

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