What happened this day in history May 2, 1945

What are the important events that happened on May 2, 1945? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 2, 1945: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 2, 1945 is the 122nd day of the year 1945 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 19, 1945 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

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

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $2,583.90. (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.

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

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May 2, 1945 Historical Events

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    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.
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    World War II: Italian Campaign – General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy.
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    World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.

Who were born on May 2, 1945?

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    Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan socialite
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    Gene Deckerhoff, American sports announcer
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    Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
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    Sarah Weddington, American attorney

Who died on May 2, 1945?

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    Joe Corbett, American baseball player (b. 1875)
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    Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor (b. 1910)
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    Martin Bormann, Nazi official (b. 1900)

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