On This Day in History for May 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 148 of 148

  • 1968 Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
  • 1969 British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY
  • 1972 Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg, Idaho)
  • 1972 Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • 1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1974 Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
  • 1974 Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast
  • 1975 Apple records closes down
  • 1979 "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
  • 1980 Joseph Doherty & 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
  • 1980 Pope John Paul II begins African tour
  • 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1981 Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
  • 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 Calif
  • 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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1986 Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, BC
  • 1988 David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" premieres in NYC

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1988 Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000

  • 1990 South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid

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1991 Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1992 Yugoslav Army seize Bosnian Pres Alija Izetbegovic
  • 1994 Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 32 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 Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
  • 1997 Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
  • 1997 Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
  • 1999 Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
  • 2000 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.

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2000 President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2002 Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
  • 2004 Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.
  • 2008 Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

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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.

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 2011 The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.

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2012 'The Scream', by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (a pastel version) sells at auction for $119,922,500

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • 2013 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq
  • 2013 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas
  • 2013 60 miners are killed after a gold mine collapses in Jebel Amir, North Darfur, Sudan
  • 2013 Rhode Island becomes the tenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2014 The Kiev regime launch a raid against pro-Russian forces, who respond by shooting down two helicopters
  • 2015 Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership
  • 2016 World Snooker Championship: Briton Mark Selby beats Ding Junhui of China 18-14, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

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