May 2nd is also known as International Harry Potter Day and Baby Day.
We’re now on the 122nd day of the year, and have 242 days left.
If this day is important to you, you should know what happened on this day, with these interesting facts & historical events.
Did you know that on this day in 1918, General Motors bought the Chevrolet Motor Company? The deal was orchestrated by Billy Durant who had founded both companies.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about May 2nd in history!
What memorable events happened on May 2 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The Writers Guild of America went on strike after a labor dispute.
The strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) was the largest stoppage interruption to US film and TV production since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Guild members headed to picket lines demanding increased wages and better job security.
Kanye West claimed that African-American slaves in the US remained slaves by choice.
The FBI’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, was killed by the US Navy Seals and CIA operatives in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
US President Barack Obama ordered the covert operation.
139,000 people lost their lives when Cyclone Nargis made landfall in Myanmar.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game was copyrighted.
The US Copyright Office received two copies of this new song for copyright. It was written by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, neither of which had ever attended a baseball game before writing. It has since become the official anthem of Northern American baseball.
Britain founded the Swan River Colony in Western Australia.
The original landing site of the Swan River Colony, later on, became the city of Perth, Western Australia’s capital. The first settlers in the colony found life incredibly challenging as the land was not particularly suitable for growing crops. The colonists eventually eked out a meager existence as one of Australia’s only non-penal colonies.
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Unfortunately, May 2nd has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath born on April 15, 1452. He died on this day in 1519, at age 67 in Château du Clos Lucé, Amboise, France.
May 2, 1519 (Age 67)
Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden was a Saudi terrorist born on March 10, 1957. He died on this day in 2011, at age 54 in Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
May 2, 2011 (Age 54)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Here we have the most notable quotes that have been spoken throughout history on May 2nd.
In general mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eat about twice as much as nature requires.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Baby Day
They’re cute, they’re squishy, and they’re the future of the human race! Babies are pretty cool, even if they are sometimes the most devilish creatures on this planet. Celebrate Baby Day by making your own, or visit friends and fawn over their baby for the day.
Potterheads worldwide rejoice; your day is finally here! International Harry Potter Day celebrates all aspects of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. So why not dress up as your favorite character today, learn to craft your own wand, or just binge-watch all the movies!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Of the 9,000 Blockbuster stores that existed in the early 1990s, there’s only one Blockbuster left in the world, which is located in Bend, Oregon.
Birthday & Zodiac
If you were born on May 2, your star sign is Taurus.
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the modern zodiac. It’s an earth sign represented by the bull.
All those born in May have the Emerald birthstone. The emerald symbolizes rebirth and is believed to grant the owner good fortune and youth. This beautiful green gem is also known to bring loyalty to the wearer.
If you were lucky enough to be born on May 2, you were likely conceived around August 9, the year before.
Babies conceived on May 2, 2023, will be due around January 23, 2024.