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Sunday May 2, 2021

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.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1611
    King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
  • 1672
    John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
  • 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.
  • 1863
    American 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.
  • 1866
    Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
  • 1945
    World War II: Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building.
  • 1969
    The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 2?

  • 1729
    Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia (d. 1796)
  • 1890
    E. E. Smith, American writer (d. 1965)
  • 1907
    Pinky Lee, American vaudeville performer (d. 1993)
  • 1924
    Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
  • 1936
    Engelbert Humperdinck, Indian-born singer
  • 1939
    Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
  • 1949
    Alan Titchmarsh, English television presenter
  • 1952
    Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
  • 1981
    Matt Murray, English footballer
  • 1990
    Paul George, American basketball player

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