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home : extras : e-extras July 7, 2022

5/2/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - May 2

Reprinted By Permission
From OnThisDay.com


Today in History in 1497 John Cabot’s expedition departed to search for new lands across the Atlantic; in 1890 the Territory of Oklahoma was created; and in 2011 Osama bin Laden was killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1497 - John Cabot's expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across the Atlantic
  • 1536 - Anne Boleyn is arrested and taken to the Tower of London
  • 1670 - King Charles II gives royal charter to the Hudson's Bay Company
  • 1776 - France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
  • 1783 - Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant is promoted by brevet to Major of Engineers in recognition of his service to American liberty
  • 1853 - Franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC)
  • 1863 - South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va
  • 1863 - Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men
  • 1865 - US President Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis
  • 1885 - "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published
  • 1887 - Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
  • 1890 - Territory of Oklahoma created
  • 1903 - 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker riding Judge Himes wins in 2:09
  • 1904 - 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50
  • 1906 - 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
  • 1908 - 1908 "Take me out to the Ball Game" registered for copyright.
  • 1918 - General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
  • 1927 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
  • 1932 - Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
  • 1932 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)
  • 1936 - 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
  • 1938 - Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
  • 1938 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)
  • 1942 - 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4
  • 1949 - Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
  • 1953 - 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02
  • 1955 - Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
  • 1959 - 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
  • 1964 - 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
  • 1969 - British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY
  • 1970 - 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
  • 1970 - 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
  • 1978 - NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
  • 1981 - 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
  • 1987 - 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
  • 1992 - 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
  • 1998 - 124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02.20
  • 2009 - 135th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Mine That Bird wins in 2:02.66
  • 2011 - Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1702 - Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)
  • 1729 - Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Stettin, Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, Empress of Russia (1762-96)
  • 1797 - Abraham Gesner, Cornwallis Nova Scotia, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene)
  • 1837 - Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)
  • 1844 - Elijah McCoy, African American inventor, held over 50 patents
  • 1869 - Tyrone Power Sr, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band), born in London, England
  • 1885 - Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist (d. 1966)
  • 1900 - Helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)
  • 1903 - Benjamin Spock, New Haven, Connecticut, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care)
  • 1937 - Lorenzo Music, Brooklyn New York, American writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield)
  • 1946 - Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1948 - Larry Gatlin, Seminole Texas, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • 1955 - Jay Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
  • 1972 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor
  • 1975 - David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)
  • 1985 - Kyle Busch, American race car driver
  • 1985 - Lily Allen, English singer and songwriter

Famous Weddings

  • 1652 - Daughter of the Prince of Orange, Albertine Agnes marries William Frederick Prince of Nassau-Dietz
  • 1816 - Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta
  • 1922 - Dancer Isadora Duncan (44) weds Sergei Esenin (26)
  • 1946 - "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)
  • 1998 - Actor-comedian Jim Belushi (43) weds Jennifer Sloan (30) at their home garden in Brentwood, Los Angeles
  • 2009 - Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (32) weds film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (38) in a small chapel in Brindisi, Italy

Famous Deaths

  • 1519 - Leonardo da Vinci, artist/scientist, dies at 67
  • 1945 - Martin Bormann, German Nazi Officer, Personal Secretary to Hitler, commits suicide aged 44 (remains identified 1972)
  • 1957 - Joseph McCarthy, anti-communist US senator (R-Wisc), dies at 48
  • 1972 - J. Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) dies at 77
  • 1973 - Alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61
  • 1984 - Jack Barry, game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies at 66
  • 1985 - Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
  • 1992 - Lee Salk, baby doctor/author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65
  • 1993 - Julio Gallo, wine maker (Gallo), dies in a car accident at 82
  • 1999 - Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938)
  • 2001 - Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (b. 1961)
  • 2009 - Jack Kemp, former United States Congressman and 1996 Vice Presidential Candidate (b. 1935)
  • 2010 - Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
  • 2011 - Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and 'the most wanted man in the world' (b. 1957)
  • 2014 - Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor, dies at 95To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from HistoryOrb.com Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.

 

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