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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 01 August 2014

1949  On this day in history arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"  

1949  On this day in history bolivian state of siege proclaimed  

1950  On this day in history dutch first Chamber accept Laws on immigration  

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

1950  Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan on this day in history.  

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

1953  Hussein I installed as king of Jordan on this day in history.  

1954  Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

1962  On this day in history oAS strikes in Algeria  

1962  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history 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 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  Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history israeli television begins transmitting  

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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  RenĂ© 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 this day in history.  

1551  On this day in history birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1702  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on this day in history.  

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  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on this day in history.  

0756  On this day in history death of emperor Shƍmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

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  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)