Sunday, 2 May 2010

May 2 - Events

May 2nd Details:
May 2nd Events:
1194 – King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
1230 – William de Braose - 10th Baron Abergavenny is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
1335 – Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
1536 – Anne Boleyn, Queen of England is arrested & imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason & witchcraft.
1559 – John Knox returns from exile to Scotland - becomes leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
1670 – King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
1672 – John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale & Earl of March.
1808 – Peninsular War - People of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation; later memorialized in the painting The Second of May 1808, by Francisco de Goya.
1816 – Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg & Charlotte Augusta.
1829 – Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, after anchoring nearby, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
1863 – Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville (American Civil War).
1866 – Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
1876 – April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
1879 – The Spanish Socialist Worker's Party is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers' leader Pablo Iglesias.
1885 – Good Housekeeping magazine on sale for the 1st time.
1885 – North-West Rebellion - Cree & Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife.
1885 – The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
1889 – Emperor of Ethiopia, Menelik II, signs a treaty of amity with Italy giving it control over Eritrea.
1918 – General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
1920 – First game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1932 – Comedian Jack Benny's radio show airs for the first time.
1933 – Gleichschaltung - Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
1945 – Fall of Berlin - Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin (World War II).
1945 – Italian Campaign – General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy (World War II).
1945 – The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding ~ 1000 dead inmates (World War II).
1946 – "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place - 2 guards & 3 inmates killed.
1952 – The De Havilland Comet 1, the world's 1st ever jet airliner, makes its maiden flight from London to Johannesburg.
1955 – Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
1963 – Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with 3 stages & a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven.
1964 – The USS Card is sunk by an explosion while docked at Saigon; Viet Cong forces are believed responsible (Vietnam War).
1964 – First ascent of Shishapangma the 14th highest mountain in the world & the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
1969 – Queen Elizabeth 2, British ocean liner, departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
1982 – The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano (Falklands War).
1995 – Croatian War of Independence - Serb forces fire cluster bombs at Zagreb.
1998 – European Central Bank - founded in Brussels to execute the European Union monetary policy.
1999 – Panamanian election - Mireya Moscoso becomes the 1st woman to be elected President of Panama.
2002 – Marad massacre - 8 Hindus die near Palakkad in Kerala.
2004 – Yelwa massacre - approx 630 nomad Muslims killed by Christians in Nigeria.
2008 – Cyclone Nargis makes land fall in Myanmar - estimated 130,000 people killed & millions left homeless.

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May 2 - Deaths

May 2nd Details:
May 2nd Deaths:
373 – Athanasius - Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)
756 – Emperor Shōmu - Emperor of Japan (b. 701)
907 – Boris I of Bulgaria
1230 – William de Braose - Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)
1300 – Blanche of Artois - regent of Navarre (b. 1248)
1450 – William de la Pole - 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)
1519 – Leonardo da Vinci - Italian inventor & painter (b. 1452)
1564 – Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi - Italian humanist (b. 1500)
1627 – Lodovico Grossi da Viadana - Italian composer (b. 1560)
1667 – George Wither - English writer (b. 1588)
1683 – Stjepan Gradić - Croatian philosopher & scientist (b. 1613)
1711 – Laurence Hyde - 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (b. 1641)
1802 – Herman Willem Daendels - Dutch statesman (b. 1762)
1810 – Rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis - divine (b. 1740)
1819 – Mary Moser - English painter (b. 1744)
1857 – Alfred de Musset - French writer (b. 1810)
1864 – Giacomo Meyerbeer - German composer (b. 1791)
1880 – Eberhard Anheuser - German soap & candle maker.
1927 – Ernest Starling - British physiologist (b. 1866)
1945 – Martin Bormann - Nazi official (b. 1900)
1945 – Ludwig Stumpfegger - German SS doctor (b. 1910)
1945 – Joe Corbett - baseball player (b. 1875)
1947 – Dorothea Binz - Nazi war criminal (b. 1920)
1957 – Joseph McCarthy - U.S. Senator (b. 1908)
1960 – Caryl Chessman - American robber & rapist (b. 1921)
1964 – Nancy Astor - Viscountess Astor, American-born politician (b. 1879)
1969 – Franz von Papen - Chancellor of Germany (b. 1879)
1972 – J. Edgar Hoover - American director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (b. 1895)
1979 – Giulio Natta - Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
1980 – George Pál - Hungarian-born film director (b. 1908)
1980 – Clarrie Grimmett - Australian cricketer (b. 1891)
1983 – Norm Van Brocklin - American football star (b. 1926)
1984 – Jack Barry - television game show producer & host (b. 1918)
1985 – Attilio Bettega - Italian rallydriver (b. 1951)
1985 – Larry Clinton - American trumpeter & b & leader (b. 1909)
1986 – Henri Toivonen - Finnish rallydriver (b. 1956)
1989 – Giuseppe Siri - Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
1989 – Veniamin Kaverin - Russian writer (b. 1902)
1990 – David Rappaport - English actor (b. 1951)
1991 – Ronald McKie - Australian author (b. 1909)
1992 – Wilbur Mills - American politician (b. 1909)
1995 – Michael Hordern - English actor (b. 1911)
1997 – John Carew Eccles - Australian neurophysiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1997 – Paulo Freire - Brazilian educator (b. 1921)
1998 – Hideto "hide" Matsumoto - Japanese musician (b. 1964)
1998 – Justin Fashanu - English footballer (b. 1961)
1998 – Kevin Lloyd - British actor (b. 1949)
1998 – Gene Raymond - American actor (b. 1908)
1999 – Oliver Reed - English actor (b. 1938)
2001 – Ted Rogers - British comedian (b. 1935)
2001 – Gina Mastrogiacomo - American actress (b. 1961)
2002 – John Nathan-Turner - English television producer (b. 1947)
2002 – W. T. Tutte - English-born codebreaker (b. 1917)
2005 – Kenneth B. Clark - American psychologist (b. 1914)
2005 – Wee Kim Wee - 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
2006 – Louis Rukeyser - American columnist (b. 1933)
2007 – Brad McGann - New Zeal & film director & screenwriter (b. 1964)
2008 – Beverlee McKinsey - American actress (b. 1940)
2009 – Jack Kemp - former United States Congressman & 1996 Vice Presidential Candidate (b. 1935)

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May 2 - Births

May 2nd Details:
May 2nd Births:
1360 – Yongle - Emperor of China (d. 1424)
1451 – René II - Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)
1458 – Leonor of Viseu - queen of Portugal (d. 1525)
1551 – William Camden - English historian (d. 1623)
1601 – Athanasius Kircher - German Jesuit scholar (d. 1680)
1660 – Alessandro Scarlatti - Italian composer (d. 1725)
1695 – Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni - Italian-born architect (d. 1766)
1702 – Friedrich Christoph Oetinger - German theologian (d. 1782)
1729 – Catherine the Great - Empress of Russia (d. 1796)
1737 – William Petty - 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
1740 – Elias Boudinot - President of the American Continental Congress (d. 1821)
1750 – John André - British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)
1772 – Novalis - German writer (d. 1801)
1773 – Henrik Steffens - Norwegian philosopher (d. 1845)
1802 – Heinrich Gustav Magnus - German chemist & physicist (d. 1870)
1806 – Catherine Labouré - French visionary & saint (d. 1876)
1808 – Emma Wedgwood - English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin (d. 1896)
1810 – Hans Christian Lumbye - Danish composer (d. 1874)
1828 – Désiré Charnay - French archaeologist (d. 1915)
1843 – Elijah McCoy - Canadian-born Inventor (d. 1929)
1859 – Jerome Klapka Jerome - English writer (d. 1927)
1860 – Theodor Herzl - Austrian journalist/Zionist (d. 1904)
1865 – Clyde Fitch - American playwright (d. 1909)
1873 – Jurgis Baltrušaitis - Lithuanian poet (d. 1944)
1879 – James F. Byrnes - American statesman, & Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1972)
1881 – Alexander Kerensky - Russian politician (d. 1970)
1885 – Hedda Hopper - American gossip columnist (d. 1966)
1886 – Gottfried Benn - German author (d. 1956)
1887 – Vernon Castle - English dancer (d. 1918)
1887 – Eddie Collins - American baseball player (d. 1951)
1890 – E. E. Smith - American writer (d. 1965)
1892 – Manfred von Richthofen - German World War I pilot – the Red Baron (d. 1918)
1894 – Joseph Henry Woodger - British theoretical biologist (d. 1981)
1895 – Lorenz Hart - American lyricist (d. 1943)
1896 – Helen of Greece & Denmark - queen of Romania (d. 1982)
1897 – J. Fred Coots - American songwriter (d. 1985)
1898 – Henry Hall - British bandleader (d. 1989)
1903 – Benjamin Spock - American pediatrician & author (d. 1998)
1906 – Philippe Halsman - American photographer (d. 1979)
1906 – Aileen Riggin - American swimmer (d. 2002)
1907 – Pinky Lee - American vaudeville performer (d. 1993)
1910 – Alexander Bonnyman - U.S. Marine (d. 1943)
1912 – Axel Cäsar Springer - German publisher (d. 1985)
1913 – Nigel Patrick - English actor (d. 1981)
1915 – Doris Fisher - American songwriter (d. 2003)
1915 – Peggy Mount - English actress (d. 2001)
1917 – Albert Castelyns - Belgian water polo player & bobsledder
1920 – Jean-Marie Auberson - Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
1920 – Otto Buchsbaum - Austrian writer & ecological activist (d. 2000)
1921 – Satyajit Ray - Indian director (d. 1992)
1922 – A.M. Rosenthal - Canadian-born newspaper editor (d. 2006)
1922 – Serge Reggiani - Italian-born French singer & actor (d. 2004)
1924 – Theodore Bikel - Austrian-born actor & singer
1924 – Jamal Abro - Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
1925 – Roscoe Lee Browne - American actor (d. 2007)
1925 – John Neville - English theatre & film actor
1926 – Gérard D. Lévesque - Quebec politician (d. 1993)
1927 – Ray Barrett - Australian actor (d. 2009)
1928 – Jigme Dorji Wangchuck - third king of Bhutan (d. 1972)
1929 – Link Wray - American guitarist (d. 2005)
1929 – Édouard Balladur - French Prime Minister
1930 – Marco Pannella - Italian politician & activist
1932 – Maury Allen - American sportswriter
1935 – King Faisal II of Iraq (d. 1958)
1935 – Lance LeGault - American actor
1935 – Luis Suárez Miramontes - Spanish footballer & manager
1936 – Engelbert Humperdinck - Indian-born singer
1936 – Michael Rabin - American violinist (d. 1972)
1937 – Lorenzo Music - American actor (d. 2001)
1938 – Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)
1939 – Sumio Iijima - Japanese physicist
1941 – Clay Carroll - American baseball player
1942 – Jacques Rogge - Belgian International Olympic Committee president
1945 – Sarah Weddington - American attorney
1945 – Gene Deckerhoff - American sports announcer
1945 – Judge Dread - English musician (d. 1998)
1946 – Lesley Gore - American singer
1946 – David Suchet - English actor
1948 – Larry Gatlin - American musician
1949 – Alan Titchmarsh - English television presenter
1950 – Duncan Gay - Australian politician
1950 – Lou Gramm - American vocalist (Foreigner)
1950 – Bianca Jagger - Nicaraguan socialite
1952 – Christine Baranski - American actress
1952 – Mari Natsuki - Japanese singer, dancer & actress
1953 – Valery Gergiev - Russian-born conductor
1954 – Roberta Pedon - American glamour model (d. 1982)
1954 – Stephen Venables - British mountaineer
1955 – Donatella Versace - Italian fashion designer
1956 – David Rhodes - English guitarist
1956 – Amir Mokri - Iranian-born American cinematographer
1958 – David O'Leary - Irish football manager & player
1959 – Alan Best - Canadian animation director & producer
1959 – Tony Wakeford - English musician (Sol Invictus)
1961 – Steve James - English snooker player
1961 – Phil Vickery - English celebrity chef
1961 – Stephen Daldry - English film director
1962 – Elizabeth Berridge - American actress
1962 – Ray Traylor - American wrestler (d. 2004)
1962 – Jimmy White - English snooker player
1962 – Mitzi Kapture - American actress
1965 – Félix José - Dominican baseball player
1966 – Belinda Stronach - Canadian politician
1967 – Mika Brzezinski - American journalist
1968 – Hikaru Midorikawa - Japanese voice actor
1968 – Jeff Agoos - American footballer
1968 – Ziana Zain - Malaysian singer & actress
1969 – Brian Lara - Trinidadian West Indies cricketer
1972 – Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - American professional wrestler & actor
1972 – Paul Adcock - English footballer
1973 – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck - German film director & screenwriter
1974 – Horacio Carbonari - Argentine former footballer
1974 – Garðar Thór Cortes - Icelandic tenor
1974 – Andy Johnson - Welsh footballer
1975 – David Beckham - English footballer
1975 – Eva Santolaria - Spanish actress
1977 – Luke Hudson - American baseball player
1977 – Jenna von Oy - American actress
1977 – Fredrik Malm - Swedish politician
1978 – Steve Bays - Canadian musician
1978 – Melvin Ely - American basketball player
1978 – Mike Weaver - Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Jason Chimera - Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Roman Lyashenko - Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
1980 – Tim Borowski - German footballer
1980 – Pierre-Luc Gagnon - Canadian skateboarder
1980 – Miloš Glogovac - Serbian footballer
1980 – Zat Knight - English footballer
1980 – Troy Murphy - American basketball player
1980 – Brad Richards - Canadian ice hockey player
1981 – Tiago Mendes - Portuguese footballer
1981 – Matt Murray - English footballer
1981 – Chris Kirkland - English footballer
1981 – Robert Buckley - American actor
1982 – Lorie - French singer
1982 – Johan Botha - South African cricketer
1983 – Christa Rigozzi - Swiss model
1983 – Daniel Sordo - Spanish rally driver
1984 – Saulius Mikoliūnas - Lithuanian footballer
1984 – Thabo Sefolosha - American basketball player
1985 – Lily Allen - English singer & songwriter
1985 – Kyle Busch - American racing driver
1985 – Sarah Hughes - American figure skater
1985 – David Nugent - English footballer
1985 – Jarrod Saltalamacchia - American baseball player
1985 – Ashley Harkleroad - American tennis player
1986 – James Kirk - Canadian actor
1986 – Emily Hart - American actress
1987 – Nana Kitade - Japanese singer
1987 – Kris Russell - Canadian ice hockey player
1988 – Lara Liang - Taiwanese-American Singer
1990 – Kay Panabaker - American actor
2000 – Angel Sy - Filipina child actor

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