What happened this day in history May 1, 2011

What are the important events that happened on May 1, 2011? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 1, 2011: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 1, 2011 is the 121st day of the year 2011 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 18, 2011 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 21,736,800 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosahenagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $111.90. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 1, 2011 Historical Events

  • 2011
    Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

Who died on May 1, 2011?

  • 2011
    Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (b. 1920)

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