Today in History for 2nd May 2021

Historical Events

1917 – Cin Fred Tooney and Chic’s Hippo Vaughn pitch duel no-hitter, Vaughn gives up 2 hits and a run in 10th, so Cin wins 1-0
1990 – “Some Americans Abroad” opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
1999 – John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL
2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man is killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan
2013 – 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq
2018 – New research show plants “talk” to each other through their roots and the soil in study on corn published in journal “Plos One”

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Famous Birthdays

1360 – Yongle, Emperor of the Ming Empire (1402-24), born in Yingtian, Yuan Empire, China (d. 1424)
1458 – Eleanor of Viseu, Queen of Portugal (1481-95), born in Beja, Portugal (d. 1525)
1932 – Bruce Glover, American actor (Diamonds are Forever), born in Chicago, Illinois
1944 – Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Argent – Hold Your Head Up; The Kinks), born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
1968 – Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, born in Geneva, Switzerland
1981 – Matt Murray, English football goalkeeper, born in Solihull, England

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Famous Deaths

1945 – Martin Bormann, German Nazi leader (Hitler’s secretary, chief of the Party Chancellery), most likely commits suicide age 44 [remains identified in 1972]
1984 – Jack Barry, american game show emcee (Joker’s Wild), dies of cardiac arrest at 66
1989 – Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
1989 – Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (b. 1902)
2014 – Jessica Cleaves, American soul singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction – “Grazing In The Grass”; Earth, Wind and Fire; Parliament Funkadelic), dies of complications from a stroke at 65
2018 – Katherine O’Regan, New Zealand politician (MP for Waipa, 1984–1996; list MP, 1996–1999), dies of cancer at 71

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