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Historical Events For May - 02

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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  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  "Peter &the Wolf" premieres in Moscow on this day in history.  

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

1936  "Peter & Wolf" premieres in Moscow on this day in history.  

1937  Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73 on May - 02.  

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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  On this day in history anti-British revolt, encouraged by Germany, takes place in Iraq.  

1941  On this day in history fCC approves regular scheduled commercial TV broadcasts to begin July 1  

1941  On this day in history martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy  

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  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  On this day in history wABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast  

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

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

1945  On May - 02 yugoslav troops occupy Trieste  

1945  On this day in history martin Bormann, propoganda minister for Hitler, dies  

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 this day in history.  

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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 May - 02.  

1451  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on May - 02.  

1458  On this day in history birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

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 this day in history 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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On May - 02 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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