May 2: Day of the Week
May 2, 2021 was the 122nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1611King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
- 1670King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson’s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
- 1757End of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, and end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757)
- 1816Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.
- 1885Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
- 1945World War II: Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building.
- 1955Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
- 1964First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
- 1972In the early morning hours a fire broke out at the Sunshine mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, ID, killing 91 workers.
- 2011The 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?
- 1695Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)
- 1873Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet (d. 1944)
- 1928Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, third king of Bhutan (d. 1972)
- 1938Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)
- 1945Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan socialite
- 1965Félix José, Dominican baseball player
- 1968Hikaru Midorikawa, Japanese voice actor
- 1971Musashimaru Kōyō, American Samoan sumo wrestler, the 67th Yokozuna
- 1978Steve Bays, Canadian musician
- 1983Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model
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