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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

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1930  Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1934  Nazi-Germany begins People's court on May - 02.  

1936  On this day in history "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  Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73 on May - 02.  

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

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

1939  On May - 02 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  Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy on this day in history.  

1941  On this day in history nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists  

1941  On May - 02 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 this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history german troops vacate Jefna Tunisia  

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

1945  On this day in history dutch Queen Wilhelmina &Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen  

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 this day in history.  

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  Martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies on this day in history.  

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

1947  On this day in history eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1695  On May - 02 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  On this day in history death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

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

0756  On May - 02 death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  On May - 02 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  On May - 02 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)  


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