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Saturday May 2, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1757
    End of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, and end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757)
  • 1876
    The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
  • 1879
    The Spanish Socialist Worker‘s Party is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers’leader Pablo Iglesias.
  • 1885
    The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
  • 1906
    Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    In a bus disaster in Poland, 32 people die.
  • 1998
    The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union’s monetary policy.

Who were born on May 2?

  • 1737
    William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
  • 1898
    Henry Hall, British bandleader (d. 1989)
  • 1915
    Peggy Mount, English actress (d. 2001)
  • 1954
    Stephen Venables, British mountaineer
  • 1962
    Ray Traylor, American wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1980
    Zat Knight, English footballer
  • 1981
    Chris Kirkland, English footballer
  • 1982
    Lorie, French singer
  • 1985
    Ashley Harkleroad, American tennis player
  • 1988
    Neftali Feliz, Dominican baseball player

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