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Thursday May 2, 2019

May 2: Day of the Week

May 2, 2019 is the 122nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1230
    William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
  • 1559
    John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
  • 1611
    King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
  • 1816
    Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.
  • 1885
    Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
  • 1885
    Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
  • 1946
    The “Battle of Alcatraz” takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
  • 1989
    Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
  • 2008
    Chaitén Volcano begins erupting in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
  • 2011
    The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.

Who were born on May 2?

  • 1702
    Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)
  • 1917
    Van Tien Dung, Vietnamese general and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1924
    Theodore Bikel, Austrian-born actor and singer
  • 1945
    Sarah Weddington, American attorney
  • 1949
    Alan Titchmarsh, English television presenter
  • 1953
    Valery Gergiev, Russian-born conductor
  • 1956
    David Rhodes, English guitarist
  • 1961
    Stephen Daldry, English film director
  • 1962
    Ray Traylor, American wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1977
    Brian Cardinal, American basketball player

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