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Daily Trivia - May 2

Births

1360 - Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)
1451 - René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)
1551 - William Camden, English historian (d. 1623)
1601 - Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit scholar (d. 1680)
1660 - Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1725)
1695 - Jean-Nicolas Servan, French architect and painter (d. 1766)
1702 - Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)
1729 - Sophie Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst,Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (d.1796)
1740 - Elias Boudinot, American president of the Continental Congress (d. 1821)
1772 - Novalis, German writer (d. 1801)
1773 - Henrik Steffens, Norwegian-German philosopher (d. 1845)
1802 - Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (d. 1870)
1810 - Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer (d. 1874)
1828 - Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
1860 - Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist and Zionist leader (d. 1904)
1865 - Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)
1873 - Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (d. 1944)
1884 - Elijah McCoy, Canadian-born inventor (d. 1929)
1885 - Hedda Hopper, American actress and gossip columnist (d. 1966)
1886 - Gottfried Benn, German author (d. 1956)
1887 - Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
1887 - Eddie Collins, baseball player (d. 1951)
1890 - E. E. Smith, American writer (d. 1965)
1892 - Manfred von Richthofen, German World War I pilot (d. 1918)
1895 - Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
1903 - Dr. Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (d. 1998)
1907 - Pinky Lee, American vaudeville performer and television host (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 singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
1920 - Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
1921 - Satyajit Ray, Indian director (d. 1992)
1922 - A.M. Rosenthal, Canadian-born newspaper editor
1924 - Theodore Bikel, Austrian-born actor and singer
1925 - Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor
1929 - Link Wray, American guitarist (d. 2005)
1935 - King Faisal II of Iraq (d. 1958)
1935 - Lance LeGault, American actor
1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck, British singer
1936 - Michael Rabin, American violinist (d. 1972)
1937 - Lorenzo Music, American writer and producer (d. 2001)
1938 - Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)
1939 - Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
1942 - Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympics Committee president
1945 - Sarah Weddington, American attorney
1945 - Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan activist
1946 - Lesley Gore, American singer
1946 - David Suchet, English actor
1948 - Larry Gatlin, American musician and songwriter
1949 - Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener, television presenter, and writer
1950 - Lou Gramm, US singer (Foreigner)
1952 - Christine Baranski, American actress
1953 - Valery Gergiev, Russian-born conductor
1955 - Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer
1956 - David Rhodes, English guitarist
1961 - Steve James, English snooker player
1962 - Jimmy White, English snooker player
1967 - Mika Brzezinski, American journalist
1962 - Ray Traylor, aka The Big Boss Man, professional wrestler (d. 2004)
1968 - Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
1969 - Brian Lara, West Indian cricketer
1972 - The Rock, American professional wrestler and actor
1972 - Paul Adcock, English footballer
1974 - Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
1975 - David Beckham, English footballer
1978 - Steve Bays, Canadian musician
1979 - Roman Lyashenko, Russian hockey player (d. 2003)
1980 - Zat Knight, English footballer
1980 - Troy Murphy, American basketball player
1982 - Lorie, French singer
1984 - Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer
1985 - Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
1985 - Kyle Busch, American race car driver
1985 - Lily Allen, British singer-songwriter
1987 - Nana Kitade, Japanese singer
1988 - Brooke Hogan, American singer
1990 - Kay Panabaker, American actress

Deaths

373 - Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)
756 - Emperor Shomu, 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 and 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 and scientist (b. 1613)
1711 - Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (b. 1641)
1802 - Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch statesman (b. 1762)
1819 - Mary Moser, English painter (b. 1744)
1857 - Alfred de Musset, French writer (b. 1810)
1864 - Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer (b. 1791)
1927 - Ernest Starling, British physiologist (b. 1866)
1945 - Martin Bormann, Nazi official (b. 1900)
1945 - Ludwig Stumpfegger, SS doctor (b. 1910)
1957 - Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator (b. 1908)
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 and producer (b. 1908)
1983 - Norm Van Brocklin, American football star (b. 1926)
1984 - Jack Barry, television game show producer and host (b. 1918)
1985 - Attilio Bettega, Italian rallydriver (b.1951)
1986 - Henri Toivonen, Finish rallydriver (b.1956)
1989 - Giuseppe Cardinal Siri, Roman Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
1989 - Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (b. 1902)
1990 - David Rappaport, English actor (b. 1951)
1992 - Wilbur Mills, American politician (b. 1909)
1995 - Michael Hordern, English actor (b. 1911)
1997 - John Carew Eccles, Australian neurophysiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1903)
1997 - Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator & writer, recipient of the 1986 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education (b. 1921)
1998 - Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
1998 - Kevin Lloyd, British actor (b. 1949)
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 and mathematician (b. 1917)
2005 - Kenneth B. Clark, American psychologist (b. 1914)
2005 - Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
2006 - Louis Rukeyser, U.S. business columnist, economic commentator, and newscaster (b. 1933)

Events

1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
1335 - Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
1568 - Mary I of Scotland 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 and Earl of March.
1808 - Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation.
1816 - Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta are wed.
1829 - After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
1863 - American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering for the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia 8 days later.
1866 - Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
1885 - Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
1885 - Cree and Assiniboine warriors won the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
1885 - The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
1889 - Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
1900 - Oscar II, King of Sweden, declares support for Britain at the time of the Second Boer War.
1918 - General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
1920 - The 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 - The first modern sighting of the Loch Ness monster is reported.
1933 - Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
1939 - Lou Gehrig's streak of 2130 consecutive Major League Baseball games played comes to an end. The record will stand for 56 years before Cal Ripken, Jr. breaks it.
1945 - World War II: Fall of Berlin – The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building. German forces surrender in Italy. German forces surrender to the New Zealand Army in Trieste.
1946 - "Battle of Alcatraz" - Alcatraz Federal prison, San Francisco is taken over by six inmates following failed escape attempt
1953 - Hussein is crowned King of Jordan.
1955 - Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
1963 - Berthold Seliger launches near Cuxhaven a rocket with three stages with a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
1964 - Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the USS Card while docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship.
1969 - The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
1972 - Buddy Baker became the first stock car driver to finish a 500-mile race in less than three hours en route to winning the Winston Select 500 at the Alabama International Motor Speedway in Talladega, Alabama.
1982 - Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
1986 - The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens.
1997 - The Labour Party's Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, ending 18 years of Conservative Party rule. At 44, he is the youngest prime minister for 185 years.
1998 - The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the EU's monetary policy.
1999 - Panamanian election: Mireya Moscoso became the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
2000 - Bill Clinton announces that GPS access equivalent to the U.S. military would be available for regular citizens.
2000 - Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveiled the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa on May 11, 2002, and the other in Apeldoorn on May 2, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.
2005 - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens on Broadway.

Holidays

Poland - Flag Day, an official holiday to honour the Flag of Poland
Bahá'í Faith: Last day of the Festival of Ridván
Madrid Region - Day of the Region.
Slovenia - second day of Labour Day
Iran - Teacher's Day
Indonesia - Indonesia National Education Day
Saint Athanasius
Saint Boris
Saints Exuperius and Zoe
Saint Germanus
Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
Saint Mafalda
Saint Zoe
saint tsar Boris
     
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