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
William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Comedian Jack Benny’s radio show airs for the first time.
World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the USS Card while docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship.
Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.
Who were born on May 2?
Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (d. 1998)
Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
Clay Carroll, American baseball player
Sarah Weddington, American attorney
Michael Coyle, American Composer
Mika Brzezinski, American journalist
Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player
Chris Kirkland, English footballer
Daniel Sordo, Spanish rally driver
Nana Kitade, Japanese singer
Who died on May 2?
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian inventor and painter (b. 1452)
Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (b. 1500)
Herman Willem Daendels, Dutch statesman (b. 1762)
Rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (b. 1740)
Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic Cardinal (b. 1906)
David Rappaport, English actor (b. 1951)
John Carew Eccles, Australian neurophysiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
Wee Kim Wee, 4th President of Singapore (b. 1915)
Jack Kemp, American politician, former American football player (b. 1935)
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