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 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.
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.
- 1757End of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, and end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757)
- 1866Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
- 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.
- 1933Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
- 1945World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
- 1963Berthold 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.
- 1999Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
- 2002Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
Who were born on May 2?
- 1729Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia (d. 1796)
- 1773Henrik Steffens, Norwegian philosopher (d. 1845)
- 1810Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer (d. 1874)
- 1898Henry Hall, British bandleader (d. 1989)
- 1921Satyajit Ray, Indian director (d. 1992)
- 1954Stephen Venables, British mountaineer
- 1977Brian Cardinal, American basketball player
- 1981Tiago Mendes, Portuguese footballer
- 1984Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer
- 1990Paul George, American basketball player
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