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Wednesday May 2, 2018

May 2: Day of the Week

May 2, 2018 was the 122nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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

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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)

  • 1230
    William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
  • 1568
    Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
  • 1611
    King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
  • 1808
    Outbreak 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.
  • 1829
    After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
  • 1866
    Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
  • 1920
    The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.

Who were born on May 2?

  • 1808
    Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, (d. 1896)
  • 1828
    Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
  • 1898
    Henry Hall, British bandleader (d. 1989)
  • 1906
    Aileen Riggin, American swimmer (d. 2002)
  • 1935
    Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1937
    Lorenzo Music, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1945
    Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • 1977
    Fredrik Malm, Swedish politician
  • 1980
    Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder
  • 1984
    Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer

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