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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 30 April 2016

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

1949  On May - 02 bolivian state of siege proclaimed  

1950  Dutch first Chamber accept Laws on immigration on May - 02.  

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  1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music" on this day in history.  

1953  On May - 02 feisal II installed as king of Iraq  

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

1954  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

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

1956  US Methodist church disallows race separation on May - 02.  

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  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 May - 02.  

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

1962  On May - 02 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  On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island  

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  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  On May - 02 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 May - 02 israeli television begins transmitting  

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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 this day in history.  

1458  On this day in history birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on May - 02.  

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on May - 02.  

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 May - 02 death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

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

0756  On May - 02 death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

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

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

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