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Events and People Who Made History on May 2

14th Century

1345 - "Quaden Maendach" in Gent: Battles between volders and weavers

15th Century

1497 - John Cabot departs to North-America

16th Century

1526 - German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldische League
1536 - King Henry VIII accused Anna Boleyn of adultery and incest
1595 - King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Netherlands
1598 - France and Spain signs Peace of Vervins

17th Century

1652 - Frederik Hendriks daughter Albertine Agnes marries Willem Frederik
1668 - 1st peace of Aken: ends French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
1668 - Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Devolution
1670 - King Charles II charters Hudson Bay Company

18th Century

1703 - Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
1749 - Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
1750 - Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffe," premieres in Mantua
1776 - France and Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
1780 - William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris

19th Century

1808 - Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid
1824 - Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
1833 - Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs
1845 - Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilizacion y Barbarie"
1853 - Franconi's Hippodrome opens (New York City)
1863 - South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia
1863 - Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men
1865 - President Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis
1876 - Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
1878 - U.S. stops minting 20 cent coin
1885 - Congo Free State forms by King Leopold II of Belgium
1885 - "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published
1887 - G Rossini's corpse transfered to Santa Croce, Florence
1887 - Hannibal W. Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
1889 - Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale
1890 - Territory of Oklahoma created

20th Century

1900 - George Bernard Shaws "You Never Can Tell," premieres in London
1902 - 1st science fiction film released, A Trip To The Moon
1903 - 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker aboard Judge Himes wins in 2:09
1904 - 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior aboard Elwood wins in 2:08
1905 - French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work
1906 - 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
1907 - Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian government
1909 - Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs
1911 - French troops occupy Fes El Bali Morocco
1915 - Old Fordham Road in Bronx renamed Landing Road
1916 - 2nd Ave and Bronx Terrace renamed Bronx Blvd; Seward Pl renamed Sycamore Ave; Herald Ave renamed Dickinson Ave; Monroe and Selwyn Avenue named
1916 - U.S. president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act
1917 - Cincinnati Fred Tooney and Chicagos's Hippo Vaughn pitch duel no-hitter, Vaughn gives up 2 hits and a run in 10th, so Cincinnati wins 1-0
1919 - 1st U.S. air passenger service starts
1921 - Begin 3rd anti-German revolt in Upper-Silesia
1922 - WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Ft. Worth Texas
1923 - Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yankees 3-0
1924 - Netherlands refuses to recognize U.S.S.R.
1925 - Kezar Stadium in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park opens
1926 - U.S. military intervenes in Nicaragua
1927 - International Economic Conference (52 countries including U.S.S.R.) opens
1927 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
1928 - KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
1930 - Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
1932 - Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
1932 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S. Buck (Good Earth)
1933 - In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions
1934 - Nazi-Germany begins People's court
1936 - 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
1936 - Emperor Haile Selassie and family flee Abyssinia
1936 - "Peter and Wolf" premieres in Moscow
1938 - Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
1938 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)
1939 - Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yankees beat Tigers 22-2
1941 - FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1
1941 - Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy
1941 - Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists
1941 - Ted Williams lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400
1942 - 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4
1942 - Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma
1943 - German troops vacate Jefna Tunisia
1944 - WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in New York City (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast
1945 - Allies occupy Wismar
1945 - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina and Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen
1945 - German Army in Italy surrenders
1945 - Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders
1945 - Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste
1946 - Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die
1947 - Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in New York City
1949 - Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
1949 - Bolivian state of siege proclaimed
1949 - Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0
1950 - Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan
1950 - Dutch 1st Chamber accept Laws on immigration
1950 - Dutch Prime Minister Malan recognizes South Africa but not China PR
1952 - 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"
1952 - 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
1952 - Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
1953 - 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02
1953 - Feisal II installed as king of Iraq
1953 - Hussein I installed as king of Jordan
1954 - Stan Musial hits 5 home runs in a doubleheader
1955 - India poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable
1955 - Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
1955 - WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - U.S. Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus
1956 - U.S. Methodist church disallows race separation
1958 - Yankees threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into New York City
1959 - 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
1960 - Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
1960 - House investigating committee, looking into payola questions
1960 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice and Consent)
1962 - Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I
1962 - OAS strikes in Algeria
1962 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 - WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, New York (PBS) 1st broadcast
1964 - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
1964 - Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 and stays #1 for for 5 weeks
1964 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1965 - Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1965 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1965 - "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater New York City for 52 performances
1966 - Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr. (Thousand Days)
1967 - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1968 - 1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony
1968 - 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
1968 - Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
1968 - Israeli television begins transmitting
1969 - British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to New York
1970 - 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
1970 - 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
1970 - KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, Arizona (NBC) 1st broadcast
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 - Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)
1972 - Lt. General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1972 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - Former Vice President Spiro Agnew disbarred
1975 - Apple records closes down
1976 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1977 - "King and I" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 719 performances
1978 - NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
1979 - 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell
1979 - "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
1980 - Joseph Doherty and 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
1980 - Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa
1980 - Pope John Paul II begins African tour
1980 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
1981 - Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
1982 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982 - Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
1983 - 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga, California
1984 - Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
1984 - Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
1984 - "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth New York City for 604 performances
1984 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 - Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II
1986 - Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver
1987 - 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
1988 - Baltimore Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park
1988 - David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," premieres in New York City
1988 - Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000
1988 - Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump
1990 - "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont New York City for 62 performances
1990 - South Africa and African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
1991 - Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus
1992 - 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
1992 - "High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes New York City 14 performances
1992 - Yugoslav Army seize Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic
1993 - "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill New York City after 445 performances
1993 - "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 45 performances
1993 - Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic
1993 - "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City after 40 performances
1993 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
1993 - "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 5 performances
1994 - Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 30 killed
1994 - Dr. Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
1994 - Michael Bolton found plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"
1995 - Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
1995 - "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 121 performances
1995 - Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
1997 - Donald Trump and Marla Maples announce they are separating
1997 - Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
1997 - Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
1998 - 124th Kentucky Derby


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