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Historical Events For May - 02

Thursday, 08 December 2016

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

1932  On May - 02 jack Benny's first radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)  

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 May - 02.  

1933  In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions on this day in history.  

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

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

1936  On May - 02 emperor Haile Selassie &family flee Abyssinia  

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

1937  Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

1938  Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town) on this day in history.  

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  On May - 02 fCC approves regular scheduled commercial TV broadcasts to begin July 1  

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

1941  Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists on May - 02.  

1941  On May - 02 fCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1  

1942  On May - 02 japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma  

1942  68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4 on this day in history.  

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  Allies occupy Wismar on this day in history.  

1945  Berlin captured by Russian forces at the end of WW2 on May - 02.  

1945  Berlin surrenders to Russian troops on May - 02.  

1945  British Army enters Lubeck in the Baltic, sealing off German forces in Denmark on this day in history.  

1945  On this day in history 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  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

1946  On May - 02 prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die  

1947  On May - 02 eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC  

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

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 May - 02.  

1660  On this day in history birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

1695  On this day in history birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

1702  On May - 02 birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

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

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

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