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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1230William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
- 1559John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
- 1611King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
- 1816Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.
- 1885Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
- 1885Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
- 1946The “Battle of Alcatraz” takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
- 1989Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
- 2008Chaitén Volcano begins erupting in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
- 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?
- 1702Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)
- 1917Van Tien Dung, Vietnamese general and politician (d. 2002)
- 1924Theodore Bikel, Austrian-born actor and singer
- 1945Sarah Weddington, American attorney
- 1949Alan Titchmarsh, English television presenter
- 1953Valery Gergiev, Russian-born conductor
- 1956David Rhodes, English guitarist
- 1961Stephen Daldry, English film director
- 1962Ray Traylor, American wrestler (d. 2004)
- 1977Brian Cardinal, American basketball player
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