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Historical Events In April - 02

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1944  Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71 on April - 02.  

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

1947  UN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship on April - 02.  

1947  Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome on this day in history.  

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

1950  On April - 02 wTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting  

1951  On April - 02 first Navy use of jet aircraft as a bomber, launched from a carrier, USS Princeton.  

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

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  Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55 on April - 02.  

1953  Raab forms his 1st government in Austria on this day in history.  

1953  Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56 on April - 02.  

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

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

1955  On April - 02 halifax Nova Scotia the opening of Angus L. Macdonald Bridge linking Halifax and Dartmouth and I was there  

1955  US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright on April - 02.  

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

1956  Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet," premieres in Manchester on April - 02.  

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

1957  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 on April - 02.  

1958  On this day in history 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  On April - 02 wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)  

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

1959  Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

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

1961  August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1962  On April - 02 the first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.  

1963  On this day in history explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)  

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

1964  On April - 02 uSSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned  

1964  On April - 02 josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria  

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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 April - 02.  

1602  Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan was born on April - 02.  

1618  On this day in history birth of francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)  

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)  

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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  On this day in history death of richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209)  

1335  On this day in history death of duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265)  

1412  On April - 02 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 April - 02.  

1502  Arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies on this day in history.  

1507  On this day in history death of francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)  

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

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