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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Monday, 26 September 2016

1949  On May - 02 arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"  

1949  On this day in history bolivian state of siege proclaimed  

1950  Dutch first Chamber accept Laws on immigration on this day in history.  

1950  On May - 02 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 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  Hussein I installed as king of Jordan on this day in history.  

1954  On May - 02 pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82  

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1955  India poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable on this day in history.  

1955  Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof) on May - 02.  

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

1956  On this day in history uS Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus  

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

1957  Joseph McCarthy, commie hunting senator (R-Wisc), dies at 47 on May - 02.  

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

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

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

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

1962  OAS strikes in Algeria on this day in history.  

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

1963  Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies on May - 02.  

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

1964  Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champion on May - 02.  

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  On May - 02 pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)  

1968  Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London on May - 02.  

1968  Israeli television begins transmitting on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1360  On May - 02 birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

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

1458  On May - 02 birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

1551  On May - 02 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 May - 02 birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

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

1702  On May - 02 birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

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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 May - 02.  

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

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on May - 02.  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on May - 02.  

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