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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 31 August 2014

1986  On this day in history transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver British Columbia  

1986  Henri Toivonen, Finnish rallydriver (b.1956) on this day in history.  

1988  On this day in history jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000  

1988  Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump on this day in history.  

1990  South Africa &African National Congress open talks to end apartheid on this day in history.  

1990  On this day in history david Rappaport, 3'11' actor (Wizard, LA Law), shoots himself at 38  

1991  Hal Bell, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history yugoslav Army seize Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic  

1992  Joey Cuevas, dancer, dies at 34 on this day in history.  

1993  On this day in history julio Gallo, wine maker (Gallo), dies in a car accident at 82  

1994  Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 30 killed on this day in history.  

1994  On this day in history dr Kevokian found innocent on assisting suicides  

1994  Michael Bolton found to have plagiarized Isley Brothers "Love is Wonderful Thing" on this day in history.  

1994  Louis Calaferte, writer (Requiem of the Innocents), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1995  Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six on this day in history.  

1996  Arthur Leslie Noel Douglas Houghton, civil servant, dies at 97 on this day in history.  

1997  Donald Trump &Marla Maples announce they are separating on this day in history.  

1997  On this day in history mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber  

1997  Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders on this day in history.  

1999  On this day in history central Manitoba Railway takes over the operation of the former CN Pine Falls subdivisions.  

2005  On this day in history a blast at an illegal munitions store in northern Afghanistan kills 28 people and injures at least 13 others.  

2010  The Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund agree to a â110 billion bailout package for Greece. The package involves sharp Greek austerity measures on this day in history.  

2011  Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan on this day in history.  

2012  On this day in history edvard Munch's famous painting 'The Scream' sells at auction for $119,922,500  

2012  On this day in history a pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for US$120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.  

2013  On this day in history 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq  

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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  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on this day in history.  

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

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On this day in history death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

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