What happened this day in history May 2

What are the important events that happened on May 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 2 is the 122nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 19, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,998,560 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 ‘hectaicosadigon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 275 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,054 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 2 Historical Events

  • 1230
    William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
  • 1885
    Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
  • 1889
    Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
  • 1952
    The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.

Who were born on May 2?

  • 1903
    Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (d. 1998)
  • 1935
    Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1941
    Clay Carroll, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Sarah Weddington, American attorney
  • 1957
    Michael Coyle, American Composer
  • 1967
    Mika Brzezinski, American journalist
  • 1979
    Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Chris Kirkland, English footballer
  • 1983
    Daniel Sordo, Spanish rally driver
  • 1987
    Nana Kitade, Japanese singer

Who died on May 2?

  • 1519
    Leonardo da Vinci, Italian inventor and painter (b. 1452)
  • 1564
    Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (b. 1500)
  • 1802
    Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch statesman (b. 1762)
  • 1810
    Rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (b. 1740)
  • 1979
    Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1989
    Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
  • 1990
    David Rappaport, English actor (b. 1951)
  • 1997
    John Carew Eccles, Australian neurophysiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 2005
    Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
  • 2009
    Jack Kemp, American politician, former American football player (b. 1935)

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