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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 29 March 2015

1949  Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman" on this day in history.  

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

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

1950  On May - 02 dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China People's Republic  

1950  On May - 02 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 this day in history.  

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

1953  On May - 02 hussein I installed as king of Jordan  

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

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

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

1955  Tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history joseph McCarthy, commie hunting senator (R-Wisc), dies at 47  

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

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  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 May - 02 beatles' "Second Album" goes #1 &stays #1 for for 5 weeks  

1964  On May - 02 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 this day in history.  

1965  On May - 02 early Bird satellite goes into commercial service  

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

1451  On this day in history birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on May - 02.  

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 May - 02.  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on this day in history.  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on May - 02.  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

0907  On this day in history death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on May - 02.  

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  On May - 02 death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)