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Historical Events For May - 02

Thursday, 27 July 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 May - 02.  

1972  On May - 02 electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)  

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  On May - 02 hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69  

1973  On this day in history alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61  

1974  On May - 02 former Vice President Spiro Agnew is disbarred  

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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 this day in history.  

1977  "The King &I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances on May - 02.  

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

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

1980  On May - 02 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  On May - 02 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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  On May - 02 argentina's only cruiser is sunk by a British submarine with a loss of more than 320 lives  

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

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 May - 02 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga CA  

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 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 May - 02.  

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

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

1451  On May - 02 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  On this day in history birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

1601  On this day in history birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

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 May - 02.  

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  On May - 02 death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

0649  On May - 02 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  On May - 02 death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

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

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