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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 29 April 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history in Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions  

1934  On May - 02 nazi-Germany begins People's court  

1936  On May - 02 "Peter &the Wolf" premieres in Moscow  

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

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

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

1938  On this day in history ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"  

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 this day in history.  

1941  On May - 02 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  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  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  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  Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  On May - 02 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  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 May - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On May - 02 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 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  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

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