About May 2

May 2, 2021 is the 122nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 275 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 2

  • 1230
    William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
  • 1568
    Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
  • 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.
  • 1757
    End of Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War, and end of Burmese Civil War (1740–1757)
  • 1829
    After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
  • 1866
    Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
  • 1876
    The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
  • 1885
    Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Italian Campaign – General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy.
  • 1952
    The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the USS Card while docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship.
  • 1969
    The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.

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