Historical Events on May 2, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on May 2nd This Day in History

Year Name
2014 Two mudslides in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, leave up to 2,500 people missing.
2012 A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.
2011 Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
2011 An E. coli outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others are taken ill.
2008 Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Burma killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
2008 Chaitén Volcano begins erupting in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.
2004 The Yelwa massacre concludes. It began on 4 February 2004 when armed Muslims killed 78 Christians at Yelwa. In response, about 630 Muslims were killed by Christians on May 2nd.
2000 President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
1999 Panamanian general election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
1998 The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy.
1995 During the Croatian War of Independence, the Army of the Republic of Serb Krajina fires cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing seven and wounding over 175 civilians.
1989 Cold War: Hungary begins dismantling its border fence with Austria, which allows a number of East Germans to defect.
1986 Chernobyl disaster: The City of Chernobyl is evacuated six days after the disaster.
1982 Falklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
1972 In the early morning hours a fire breaks out at the Sunshine Mine located between Kellogg and Wallace, Idaho, killing 91 workers.
1970 ALM Flight 980 ditches in the Caribbean Sea near Saint Croix, killing 23.
1969 The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
1964 Vietnam War: An explosion sinks the American aircraft carrier USNS Card while it is docked at Saigon. Two Viet Cong combat swimmers had placed explosives on the ship's hull. She is raised and returned to service less than seven months later.
1964 First ascent of Shishapangma, the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
1963 Berthold Seliger launches a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres (62 mi) near Cuxhaven. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
1952 A De Havilland Comet makes the first jetliner flight with fare-paying passengers, from London to Johannesburg.
1945 World War II: The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin.
1945 World War II: The surrender of Caserta comes into effect, by which German troops in Italy cease fighting.
1945 World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead prisoners, most of whom starved to death.
1945 World War II: A death march from Dachau to the Austrian border is halted by the segregated, all-Nisei 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army in southern Bavaria, saving several hundred prisoners.
1941 Following the coup d'état against Iraq Crown Prince 'Abd al-Ilah earlier that year, the United Kingdom launches the Anglo-Iraqi War to restore him to power.
1933 Germany's independent labor unions are replaced by the German Labour Front.
1920 The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis.
1906 Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.
1889 Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs the Treaty of Wuchale, giving Italy control over Eritrea.
1885 Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
1876 The April Uprising breaks out in Ottoman Bulgaria.
1866 Peruvian defenders fight off the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
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.
1829 After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
1812 The Siege of Cuautla during the Mexican War of Independence ends with both sides claiming victory after Mexican rebels under José María Morelos y Pavón abandon the city after 72 days under siege by royalist Spanish troops under Félix María Calleja.
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.
1670 King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
1625 Afonso Mendes, appointed by Pope Gregory XV as Latin Patriarch of Ethiopia, arrives at Beilul from Goa.
1611 The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
1568 Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
1559 John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the nascent Scottish Reformation.
1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
1230 William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
1194 King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
Famous People Born on May 2

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Year Name
1947 Philippe Herreweghe, Belgian conductor
1815 William Buell Richards, Canadian lawyer and judge, 1st Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1889)
1996 Julian Brandt, German footballer
1913 Pietro Frua, Italian coachbuilder and car designer (d. 1983)
1707 Jean-Baptiste Barrière, French cellist and composer (d. 1747)
1973 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German director and screenwriter
1948 Larry Gatlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1966 Margus Kolga, Estonian diplomat
1601 Athanasius Kircher, German priest and scholar (d. 1680)
1927 Amos Kenan, Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist (d. 2009)
Famous People Deaths On May 2

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Date Name
1203 Merneptah, pharaoh of Egypt
1918 Jüri Vilms, Estonian lawyer and politician (b. 1889)
1941 Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)
1990 David Rappaport, English-American actor (b. 1951)
1564 Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian cardinal (b. 1500)
1946 Bill Denny, Australian journalist, lawyer, politician, and decorated soldier (b. 1872)
2007 Brad McGann, New Zealand director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
1969 Franz von Papen, German general and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1879)
1991 Gauri Shankar Rai, Indian Politician(b.1924)
1983 Norm Van Brocklin, American football player and coach (b. 1926)