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Historical Events In April - 02

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1945  On this day in history 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa  

1947  On April - 02 uN places former Japanese mandated islands under U.S. trusteeship  

1947  On April - 02 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  On this day in history wTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting  

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

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  On April - 02 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  Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1954  Plans to build Disneyland first announced on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1956  Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1963  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1964  Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1348  On this day in history birth of andronikos IV Palaiologos, Byzantine Emperor (d. 1385)  

1565  On this day in history birth of cornelis de Houtman, Dutch explorer (d. 1599)  

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

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  Georg Caspar Weckler, composer was born on April - 02.  

1653  Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1416  Ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52 on April - 02.  

1502  On this day in history 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  Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45 on April - 02.  

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