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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 24 October 2014

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

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

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

1950  Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China People's Republic on May - 02.  

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

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

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

1953  Feisal II installed as king of Iraq on May - 02.  

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  India poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable on May - 02.  

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

1955  On May - 02 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  On this day in history alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89  

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

1960  House investigating committee, looking into payola questions on May - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 02.  

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

1962  OAS strikes in Algeria on this day in history.  

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

1966  Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days) on May - 02.  

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

1968  On May - 02 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 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 May - 02 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 May - 02 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.  

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 May - 02 maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

0756  On this day in history death of emperor Shōmu, 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 May - 02.  

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

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