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Historical Events For May - 02

Monday, 29 May 2017

1968  On this day in history donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69  

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

1969  Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89 on May - 02.  

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  On this day in history lieutenant General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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

1973  On May - 02 alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61  

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

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1975  Apple records closes down on May - 02.  

1975  On May - 02 uS Navy departs Vietnamese waters at end of evacuation.  

1975  On this day in history uSS Midway off-loaded at Utapao, Thailand, over 40 USAF helicopters used in South Vietnam evacuation operations  

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

1979  On May - 02 14th Academy of Country Music Awards Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win  

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

1980  Joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder on May - 02.  

1980  On May - 02 pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa  

1980  Pope John Paul II begins African tour on this day in history.  

1980  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1980  Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies on this day in history.  

1981  On May - 02 radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes  

1982  Argentina's only cruiser is sunk by a British submarine with a loss of more than 320 lives on this day in history.  

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

1982  On May - 02 helmut Dantine  

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

1983  6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga CA on this day in history.  

1983  On May - 02 marius F Duintjer, architect, dies  

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  Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery on May - 02.  

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

1986  In Vancouver BC, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Expo '86; on this day in history.  

1986  Radiation released from the Chernobyl accident reach France, Britain on May - 02.  

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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 May - 02.  

1451  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on May - 02.  

1458  On May - 02 birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

1551  On May - 02 birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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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  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 May - 02.  

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 May - 02.  

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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