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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 23 May 2015

1968  Donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1969  British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to New York on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89  

1970  Twenty-six persons were rescued by a VC-8 helicopter from a Dutch Antillean Airlines DC-9 ditched in the Caribbean on this day in history.  

1972  Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg Idaho) on May - 02.  

1972  Lieutenant General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1972  Hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69 on May - 02.  

1973  Alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1974  Former Vice President Spiro Agnew is disbarred on May - 02.  

1975  On May - 02 apple records closes down  

1975  US Navy departs Vietnamese waters at end of evacuation on this day in history.  

1975  USS Midway off-loaded at Utapao, Thailand, over 40 USAF helicopters used in South Vietnam evacuation operations on May - 02.  

1977  "The King &I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances on this day in history.  

1979  14th Academy of Country Music Awards Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win on this day in history.  

1979  14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win on this day in history.  

1980  Joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder on this day in history.  

1980  Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa on this day in history.  

1980  Pope John Paul II begins African tour on May - 02.  

1980  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 02.  

1980  Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies on May - 02.  

1981  Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes on this day in history.  

1982  Argentina's only cruiser is sunk by a British submarine with a loss of more than 320 lives on May - 02.  

1982  Falklands War Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men on May - 02.  

1982  Helmut Dantine on May - 02.  

1982  On this day in history falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men  

1983  On this day in history 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga CA  

1983  Marius F Duintjer, architect, dies on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1984  Jack Barry, game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery  

1986  Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II on May - 02.  

1986  On May - 02 in Vancouver BC, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Expo '86;  

1986  On this day in history radiation released from the Chernobyl accident reach France, Britain  

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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 May - 02.  

1458  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1695  On this day in history birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

1702  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 02.  

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  On this day in history death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

1250  On May - 02 death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On May - 02 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.