May 2: Day of the Week
May 2, 2019 was the 122nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1559John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
- 1670King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson’s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
- 1757End of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, and end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757)
- 1816Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.
- 1885Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
- 1885The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
- 1889Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
- 1945World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
- 1964First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
- 1989Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
Who were born on May 2?
- 1660Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1725)
- 1926Gérard D. Lévesque, Quebec politician (d. 1993)
- 1930Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist
- 1935Lance LeGault, American actor
- 1962Ray Traylor, American wrestler (d. 2004)
- 1972Pandora Boxx, American drag queen and reality TV personality
- 1980Tim Borowski, German footballer
- 1985Lily Allen, English singer and songwriter
- 1985Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
- 1987Nana Kitade, Japanese singer
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