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.
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)
- 1335Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
- 1559John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
- 1568Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
- 1863American 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.
- 1906Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.
- 1952The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
- 1964First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
- 1999Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
- 2008Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
- 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?
- 1458Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)
- 1729Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia (d. 1796)
- 1859Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
- 1887Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
- 1945Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
- 1967Bengt Åkerblom, Swedish ice hockey player (d. 1995)
- 1972Dwayne Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor
- 1974Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor
- 1985Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
- 1986Emily Hart, American actress
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