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Historical Events For May - 02

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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

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

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

1953  Hussein I installed as king of Jordan on May - 02.  

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

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1955  On May - 02 india poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable  

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

1955  Tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66 on May - 02.  

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  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  On May - 02 house investigating committee, looking into payola questions  

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

1960  On this day in history caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39  

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

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 May - 02.  

1962  OAS strikes in Algeria on May - 02.  

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  Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champion on this day in history.  

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 May - 02.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

1451  René 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 May - 02.  

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on this day in history.  

1601  On this day in history birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

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 May - 02.  

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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 May - 02.  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on this day in history.  

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on May - 02.  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on May - 02.  

1230  On May - 02 death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

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  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

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