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Monday May 2, 2022

May 2: Day of the Week

May 2, 2022 was the 122nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 243 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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)

  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
  • 1670
    King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson’s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
  • 1994
    In a bus disaster in Poland, 32 people die.
  • 1998
    The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union’s monetary policy.
  • 2000
    President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
  • 2002
    Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
  • 2011
    Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Who were born on May 2?

  • 1737
    William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
  • 1773
    Henrik Steffens, Norwegian philosopher (d. 1845)
  • 1897
    J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1927
    Ray Barrett, Australian actor (d. 2009)
  • 1941
    Clay Carroll, American baseball player
  • 1945
    Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
  • 1952
    Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
  • 1977
    Jenna von Oy, American actress
  • 1983
    Alessandro Diamanti, Italian footballer
  • 1990
    Paul George, American basketball player

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