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.
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)
- 1230William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
- 1536Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
- 1568Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
- 1611King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
- 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.
- 1829After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
- 1866Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
- 1920The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- 1933Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
- 1982Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
Who were born on May 2?
- 1808Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, (d. 1896)
- 1828Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
- 1898Henry Hall, British bandleader (d. 1989)
- 1906Aileen Riggin, American swimmer (d. 2002)
- 1935Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
- 1937Lorenzo Music, American actor (d. 2001)
- 1945Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
- 1977Fredrik Malm, Swedish politician
- 1980Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder
- 1984Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer
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