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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

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

1969  On May - 02 british liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to New York  

1969  Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61  

1974  Former Vice President Spiro Agnew is disbarred on this day in history.  

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1975  Apple records closes down on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history uS Navy departs Vietnamese waters at end of evacuation.  

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

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

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

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

1980  On this day in history joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder  

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

1980  On this day in history pope John Paul II begins African tour  

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 this day in history radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes  

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

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  Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men on this day in history.  

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

1983  On this day in history marius F Duintjer, architect, dies  

1984  On May - 02 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1984  Jack Barry, game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies at 66 on May - 02.  

1985  Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery on this day in history.  

1986  Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II on this day in history.  

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

1986  On May - 02 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 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  On this day in history birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

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 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1230  On May - 02 death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

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

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on this day in history.  

1450  On this day in history death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)  

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