About May 2

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

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Taurus is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 265 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 2

  • 1194
    King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
  • 1559
    John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
  • 1672
    John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
  • 1866
    Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
  • 1885
    Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
  • 1885
    The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
  • 1889
    Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
  • 1918
    General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
  • 1932
    Comedian Jack Benny’s radio show airs for the first time.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
  • 1945
    World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead inmates, most starved to death.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
  • 1972
    In the early morning hours a fire broke out at the Sunshine mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, ID, killing 91 workers.
  • 1995
    During the Croatian War of Independence, Serb forces fire cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing 7 and wounding over 175 civilians.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

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