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Historical Events In April - 02

Sunday, 27 September 2020

1944  On April - 02 mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71  

1945  On April - 02 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa  

1947  UN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome  

1947  Joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies on this day in history.  

1950  WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting on April - 02.  

1951  First Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton on this day in history.  

1951  Simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on April - 02.  

1951  On April - 02 simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall  

1952  On this day in history bernard Lyot inventor (chronograph), dies  

1952  On this day in history bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55  

1953  On this day in history raab forms his 1st government in Austria  

1953  On April - 02 jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56  

1954  Plans to build Disneyland first announced on April - 02.  

1954  Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26] on April - 02.  

1955  Halifax Nova Scotia the opening of Angus L. Macdonald Bridge linking Halifax and Dartmouth and I was there on this day in history.  

1955  US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright on this day in history.  

1956  Soap operas "As the World Turns" &"Edge of Night" premieres on TV on April - 02.  

1956  Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet," premieres in Manchester on this day in history.  

1956  Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82 on April - 02.  

1957  On April - 02 in Toronto 22-year-old Elvis Presley plays two concerts before 23,000 people at Maple Leaf Gardens; his second concert, before 15,000 fans  

1958  On April - 02 last load of bitumen on Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane is laid 18km south of Taree, NSW.  

1958  National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA on this day in history.  

1958  Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record) on this day in history.  

1958  Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens on this day in history.  

1959  On April - 02 benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79  

1960  USS Glacier begins 12 days of relief operations, providing helicopter and boat transportation and emergency supplies to residents of Paramaribo, Brazil after floods on April - 02.  

1960  Cuba buys oil from USSR on this day in history.  

1961  On April - 02 august Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67  

1962  On this day in history the first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.  

1963  Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km) on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km  

1964  USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned on April - 02.  

1964  Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria on April - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1348  Andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385) was born on this day in history.  

1565  Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599) was born on this day in history.  

1602  On April - 02 birth of maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan  

1618  Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction) was born on April - 02.  

1628  On this day in history birth of constantin Christian Dedekind, composer  

1632  On April - 02 birth of georg Caspar Weckler, composer  

1653  On this day in history birth of prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)  

1711  On April - 02 birth of jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)  


Famous Deaths In April - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1118  Boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies on April - 02.  

1272  Death of Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209) on April - 02.  

1335  On April - 02 death of duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265)  

1412  On this day in history death of ruy Gonz├íles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)  

1416  Ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1502  On April - 02 arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies  

1507  Death of Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416) on April - 02.  

1640  On April - 02 matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45  

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