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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

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

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

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

1970  On May - 02 twenty-six persons were rescued by a VC-8 helicopter from a Dutch Antillean Airlines DC-9 ditched in the Caribbean.  

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 May - 02.  

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  Alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61 on May - 02.  

1974  On this day in history former Vice President Spiro Agnew is disbarred  

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1975  Apple records closes down on May - 02.  

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 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 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 May - 02.  

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

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

1980  On this day in history clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies  

1981  Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes on May - 02.  

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

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

1982  Helmut Dantine on May - 02.  

1982  On May - 02 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  On May - 02 marius F Duintjer, architect, dies  

1984  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II  

1986  On May - 02 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  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on May - 02.  

1451  On May - 02 birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on May - 02.  

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

1601  On May - 02 birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on May - 02.  

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  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  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

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  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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