May 2: Day of the Week
May 2, 2021 is the 122nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1672John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
- 1808Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.
- 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.
- 1866Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
- 1933Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
- 1945World War II: Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building.
- 1969The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
- 1994In a bus disaster in Poland, 32 people die.
- 1998The 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?
- 1729Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia (d. 1796)
- 1890E. E. Smith, American writer (d. 1965)
- 1907Pinky Lee, American vaudeville performer (d. 1993)
- 1924Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
- 1936Engelbert Humperdinck, Indian-born singer
- 1939Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
- 1949Alan Titchmarsh, English television presenter
- 1952Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
- 1981Matt Murray, English footballer
- 1990Paul George, American basketball player
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