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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 29 August 2014

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  On this day in history dutch first Chamber accept Laws on immigration  

1950  Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China People's Republic on this day in history.  

1950  On this day in history carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1960  On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice &Consent)  

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

1962  On this day in history oAS strikes in Algeria  

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  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 this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  On this day in history maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on this day in history.  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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  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.