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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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  Dutch first Chamber accept Laws on immigration on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China People's Republic  

1950  On this day in history carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan  

1952  On this day in history the first scheduled jet airliner passenger service begins with a BOAC Comet which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers  

1952  On this day in history 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"  

1953  On this day in history feisal II installed as king of Iraq  

1953  On this day in history hussein I installed as king of Jordan  

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

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

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

1955  Tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1956  US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus on this day in history.  

1956  On this day in history uS Methodist church disallows race separation  

1957  Joseph McCarthy, commie hunting senator (R-Wisc), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89  

1960  On this day in history harry Belafonte's 2nd Carnegie Hall performance  

1960  House investigating committee, looking into payola questions on this day in history.  

1960  Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice &Consent) on this day in history.  

1960  Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39 on this day in history.  

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

1962  On this day in history benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I  

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

1962  On this day in history oAS strikes in Algeria  

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

1963  Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies on this day in history.  

1964  Beatles' "Second Album" goes #1 &stays #1 for for 5 weeks on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champion  

1964  On this day in history nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies  

1965  On this day in history early Bird satellite goes into commercial service  

1966  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)  

1968  On this day in history gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London  

1968  On this day in history israeli television begins transmitting  

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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  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1702  On this day in history birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on this day in history.  

0649  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1250  Death of Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered on this day in history.  

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on this day in history.  

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