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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1536Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
- 1670King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson’s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
- 1866Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
- 1879The Spanish Socialist Worker‘s Party is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers’leader Pablo Iglesias.
- 1885The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
- 1964First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
- 1982Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
- 1994In a bus disaster in Poland, 32 people die.
- 1999Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
- 2002Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
Who were born on May 2?
- 1451René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)
- 1750John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)
- 1806Catherine Labouré, French visionary and saint (d. 1876)
- 1897J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
- 1906Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)
- 1922Serge Reggiani, Italian-born French singer and actor (d. 2004)
- 1941Tony Adamowicz, American racing driver
- 1971Musashimaru Kōyō, American Samoan sumo wrestler, the 67th Yokozuna
- 1985Ashley Harkleroad, American tennis player
- 1986James Kirk, Canadian actor
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