May 2: Day of the Week
May 2, 2020 was the 123rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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May 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1335Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
- 1568Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
- 1670King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson’s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
- 1808Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.
- 1885Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
- 1932Comedian Jack Benny’s radio show airs for the first time.
- 1945World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
- 1946The “Battle of Alcatraz” takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
- 1972In the early morning hours a fire broke out at the Sunshine mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, ID, killing 91 workers.
- 2002Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
Who were born on May 2?
- 1458Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)
- 1929Link Wray, American guitarist (d. 2005)
- 1932Maury Allen, American sportswriter
- 1953Valery Gergiev, Russian-born conductor
- 1954Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (d. 1982)
- 1956Amir Mokri, Iranian-born American cinematographer
- 1962Ray Traylor, American wrestler (d. 2004)
- 1965Félix José, Dominican baseball player
- 1977Jenna von Oy, American actress
- 1988Neftali Feliz, Dominican baseball player
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