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Sunday May 2, 2021

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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

May 2021
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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)

  • 1335
    Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
  • 1559
    John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
  • 1568
    Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.
  • 1906
    Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.
  • 1952
    The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
  • 1964
    First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
  • 1999
    Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
  • 2008
    Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
  • 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?

  • 1458
    Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)
  • 1729
    Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia (d. 1796)
  • 1859
    Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1887
    Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
  • 1945
    Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • 1967
    Bengt Åkerblom, Swedish ice hockey player (d. 1995)
  • 1972
    Dwayne Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor
  • 1974
    Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor
  • 1985
    Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
  • 1986
    Emily Hart, American actress

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