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Historical Events In April - 02

Saturday, 27 February 2021

1944  Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

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 April - 02.  

1950  WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

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

1951  Simon Barere pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on this day in history.  

1951  Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall on this day in history.  

1952  Bernard Lyot inventor (chronograph), dies on April - 02.  

1952  Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 April - 02.  

1956  On this day in history soap operas "As the World Turns" &"Edge of Night" premieres on TV  

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

1956  On April - 02 albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82  

1957  On this day in history 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  Last load of bitumen on Pacific Highway between Sydney and Brisbane is laid 18km south of Taree, NSW on this day in history.  

1958  On April - 02 national Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA  

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

1958  On this day in history antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens  

1959  Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79 on April - 02.  

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  On April - 02 cuba buys oil from USSR  

1961  August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67 on April - 02.  

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

1963  On April - 02 explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)  

1963  USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km on this day in history.  

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

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 April - 02.  

1565  On April - 02 birth of cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)  

1602  On this day in history birth of maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan  

1618  On April - 02 birth of francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)  

1628  On April - 02 birth of constantin Christian Dedekind, composer  

1632  On this day in history 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  Jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool) was born on April - 02.  

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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  Death of Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209) on this day in history.  

1335  Death of Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265) on this day in history.  

1412  Death of Ruy Gonz├íles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????) on April - 02.  

1416  On this day in history ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52  

1502  Arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies on April - 02.  

1507  On April - 02 death of francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)  

1640  Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

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