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Thursday May 2, 2019

May 2: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1808
    Outbreak 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.
  • 1866
    Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
  • 1879
    The Spanish Socialist Worker‘s Party is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers’leader Pablo Iglesias.
  • 1918
    General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
  • 1932
    Comedian Jack Benny’s radio show airs for the first time.
  • 1945
    World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
  • 1963
    Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
  • 1969
    The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
  • 1972
    In the early morning hours a fire broke out at the Sunshine mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, ID, killing 91 workers.
  • 1995
    During the Croatian War of Independence, Serb forces fire cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing 7 and wounding over 175 civilians.

Who were born on May 2?

  • 1451
    René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)
  • 1935
    Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1937
    Lorenzo Music, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1941
    Clay Carroll, American baseball player
  • 1954
    Angela Bofill, American singer songwriter
  • 1979
    Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
  • 1980
    Brad Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Robert Buckley, American actor
  • 1985
    Ashley Harkleroad, American tennis player
  • 1986
    Emily Hart, American actress

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