Today in History for 2nd May 2019

Historical Events

1808 – Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid
1928 – KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
1936 – 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
1980 – Joseph Doherty and 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
1993 – “5 Guys Named Moe” closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC after 445 performances
2013 – 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas

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Famous Birthdays

1768 – Jean-Louis-Marc Alibert, French dermatologist, born in Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, France (d. 1837)
1901 – Willi Bredel, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1964)
1915 – Margaret “Peggy” Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), born in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2001)
1945 – Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan model and socialite who married Mike Jagger, born in Managua, Nicaragua
1945 – Judge Dread, English reggae musician, born in Kent, England (d. 1998)
1986 – James Kirk, Canadian actor (She’s the Man), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Famous Deaths

373 – Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)
1937 – Arthur Somervell, English composer, dies at 73
1945 – Joe Corbett, American baseball player, dies at 69
1963 – Tomas Vackar, composer, dies at 17
1969 – Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89
2018 – Wang Danfeng, Chinese actress, dies at 93

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