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Historical Events Happened In May - 09

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

1960  On this day in history uS send U-2 over USSR  

1962  Beatles sign their first contract with EMI Parlophone on this day in history.  

1962  Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for first time on this day in history.  

1962  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1964  Khrushchev visits Egypt on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history peter &Gordon release "World Without Love"  

1965  On this day in history beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert  

1965  Luna 5 launched (USSR) first attempt to soft land on Moon (fails) on this day in history.  

1965  Leopold Figl, premier Austria, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1966  China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China on this day in history.  

1966  Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1967  The first flight of the short haul Fokker F-28 Fellowship is made on this day in history.  

1967  On this day in history elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies  

1968  Finlay Currie, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1970  100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War on this day in history.  

1970  Percy Brier, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history 23rd Emmy Awards All in the Family, Jack Klugman &Jean Stapleton  

1971  Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3 01 42) on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes  

1971  Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Oriole history on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)  

1971  23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman &Jean Stapleton on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history house Judiciary Committee begin formal hearings on Nixon impeachment  

1974  On this day in history lyubomir Pipkov, composer, dies at 69  

1975  Philip Dorn, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74  

1977  On this day in history hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed  

1977  On this day in history mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Republic of Cameroon  

1977  On this day in history patty Hearst let out of jail  

1977  James Jones, US writer (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1978  Corpse of kidnapped ex-premier Aldo Moro found on this day in history.  

1979  US &USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons on this day in history.  

1979  Cyrus S Eaton, Canada/US multi-millionaire, dies at 95 on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1147  Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199) was born on this day in history.  

1265  On this day in history birth of dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divina Commedia)  

1596  On this day in history birth of abraham van Diepenbeeck, painter  

1738  John Pindar, [Peter], physician/poet was born on this day in history.  

1740  Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville) was born on this day in history.  

1783  Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader was born on this day in history.  

1785  James Pollard Espy, Penns, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms) was born on this day in history.  

1793  On this day in history birth of johannes C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist  

Famous Deaths In May - 09

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1079  On this day in history death of stanislaus, Polish bishop of Cracow, murdered  

1280  On this day in history magnus VI Lagaboeter, King of Norway (1263-80), dies at 42  

1315  Death of Hugh V, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1282) on this day in history.  

1443  Niccolo d'Albergati, Italian cardinal, dies on this day in history.  

1446  On this day in history death of mary of Enghien, Queen of Naples (b. 1368)  

1460  On this day in history jean Lavite, Atrechts painter, dies  

1474  Death of Peter van Hagenbach, Elzasser knight/land guardian, beheaded on this day in history.  

1590  On this day in history karel "Cardinal" van Bourbon, archbishop of Rouen, dies at 66