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Historical Events For May - 02

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

1949  Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman" on this day in history.  

1949  Bolivian state of siege proclaimed on this day in history.  

1950  On May - 02 dutch first Chamber accept Laws on immigration  

1950  On May - 02 dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China People's Republic  

1950  Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan on May - 02.  

1952  On May - 02 the first scheduled jet airliner passenger service begins with a BOAC Comet which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers  

1952  On May - 02 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"  

1953  Feisal II installed as king of Iraq on this day in history.  

1953  On May - 02 hussein I installed as king of Jordan  

1954  On this day in history pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82  

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1955  On this day in history india poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable  

1955  Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof) on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66  

1956  On May - 02 uS Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus  

1956  US Methodist church disallows race separation on this day in history.  

1957  On May - 02 joseph McCarthy, commie hunting senator (R-Wisc), dies at 47  

1958  Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1960  Harry Belafonte's 2nd Carnegie Hall performance on this day in history.  

1960  On this day in history house investigating committee, looking into payola questions  

1960  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice &Consent)  

1960  Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39 on May - 02.  

1961  J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for Engld 1921-31), dies on this day in history.  

1962  Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I on this day in history.  

1962  Canadian dollar officially pegged at US 92.5¢. Will we ever see that lofty height again? on this day in history.  

1962  On May - 02 oAS strikes in Algeria  

1962  On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island  

1963  On May - 02 jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies  

1964  On this day in history beatles' "Second Album" goes #1 &stays #1 for for 5 weeks  

1964  On May - 02 mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champion  

1964  Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies on May - 02.  

1965  On May - 02 early Bird satellite goes into commercial service  

1966  Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days) on this day in history.  

1968  Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London on this day in history.  

1968  Israeli television begins transmitting on May - 02.  

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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 this day in history.  

1451  On this day in history birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  On this day in history 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 May - 02.  

1660  On May - 02 birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

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

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on this day in history.  

1250  On May - 02 death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On this day in history death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

1450  On this day in history death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)  

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