May 02 in History – What happened on 02 May in Past

✅ Published on May 2nd, 2021 in May in History

02 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 02, the day number in a year is 122 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 123. May 02 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 02 in History - Top Historical Events ⚡

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1194King Richard I of England gave the city of Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
1559Scottish clergyman John Knox returned to Scotland fromexile to lead the Scottish Reformation.
1611Robert Barker, the King's Printer, made the first printing ofthe Authorized King James Version of the Bible.
1670A Royal Charter granted the Hudson's Bay Company a monopoly in the fur trade in Rupert's Land.
1750Carlo Goldoni "La Botetaga di Cuff" premiered in Mantua.
1757Konbaung forces captured the city of Bago, Burma, to end the Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War.
1813Napoleon won against the German alliance in the Battle of Luton.
1816Sache-Cobourg (later King of the Belgian) Leopold married Charlotte Augusta, but she died the following year.
1845The collapse of a suspension bridge in Great Yarmwood, England, killed about 80 people, mostly children.
1863American Civil War-Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was wounded by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville, leading to his death by pneumonia eight days later.
1866Battle of Callao: Peru's fighters fought the Spanish fleet.
1885A small force of Cree and Assiniboine defeated a larger Canadian force in the Battle of Cut Knife, the natives' most successful battle during the North-West Rebellion.
1885At the Berlin Conference, King Leopold II of Belgium established the independent State Congo.
1885Good Housekeeping magazine was put on sale in the United States for the first time.
1918The owner of General Motors bought Chevrolet Motor Company of DeVare.
1920National Negro baseball League, a baseball tournament, was played for the first time on May 2, 1920 in Indianapolis.
1924The Netherlands refused to recognize the Soviet Union. Only Taiwan (Nationalist China) was recognized.
1933In Germany, Hitler banned trade unions. From 1933 to 1945, Hitler was the ruler of Germany.
1934Adolf Hitler established the People’s Court on May 2, 1934 in Germany. It was set up outside the operation of the German’s constitution. It included crimes like black marketing, work slowdowns, defeatism and treason against the Third Reich. Verdicts were often sentenced without objection from defense counsel. .
1942On May 2, 1942 1st Burma Division attacked Japanese 33rd Infantry Division at Monywa in the World War II, which was a unsuccessful attempt and push it back towards Alon. After two days Japanese troops occupied Bhamo, Burma.
1945German forces signed the ‘instrument of surrender’ to surrender in Italy which formally end the Italian Campaign on May 2, 1945. The Italian Campaign of World War II was the name of Allied operation in and around Italy.
1945World War II General Helmuth Weidling, commander of the German troops in Berlin, surrendered the city to Soviet forces led by Marshal Georgy Zhukov, ending the Battle of Berlin.
1945Seeing himself surrounded all around, German dictator Hitlen committed suicide, and a week later, Germany formally surrendered and World War ended. However, the fight on behalf of Japan was still continuing.
1946Battle of Alcatraz started on May 2, 1946 at San Francisco, California after the murder of two guards and three inmates. The battle lasted from 2 to 4 May 1946.
1952De Havilland Comet 1, the world's first jet aircraft, made its first flight from London to Johannesburg, South Africa.
1952The first passenger jet flight route opened between London and Johannesburg.
1953Hussein was crowned King of Jordan.
1955For the first time India proposed section 7 that is Punishment for other offences arising out of ‘untouchability’ on May 2, 1955. Under article 17 of the constitution, if anyone commits any offence against untouchable will be punished with the imprisonment and fine.
1968The Lok Sabha passed the Public Provident Fund Bill. Public Provident Fund (PPF) is a deposit scheme used for saving and tax-saving in India. PPF accounts can be opened in any post office in India, in any branch of State Bank of India, and in some other nationalized banks.
1968The Israel Broadcasting Authority began television broadcasting.
1969The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departed on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.
1981General Motor Corporation acquired Chevrolet Motor Company on May 2, 1918 as a separate division. Chevrolet Motor Company was founded on November 3, 1911 by William C. Durant who was also the founder of General Motors.
1982Falklands War-HMS Conqueror launched three torpedoes and sank ARA General Belgrano, the only ship ever to have been sunk by a nuclear submarine.
1982The weather-related channel first aired on cable television.
1986Henri Toivonen was killed in an accident while leading the Tour deCorse rally, resulting in FISA, the sport governing body for motorracing events, banning the powerful and popular Group B rally cars forthe following season.
1986N. N., 30, of United States of America Bancroff became the first woman to reach the North Pole.
1995Croatian War of Independence-Serb forces began firing rockets of the Croatian capital of Zagreb, killing 7 and injuring at least 175 others.
1997Tony Blair became the youngest Prime Minister in Britain's parliamentary history. The Labor Party came to power in Britain after 18 years.
1999Mireya Moscoso became the first woman to be elected President Of Panama.
1999Mireya Elisa Moscoso Rodríguez de Arias is a Panaman politician who served as President of Panama from 1999 to 2004. She is the first woman President of the country.
2003Spurred on by the Indian Union Muslim League, a mob of Indian Muslims killed eight Hindu Aryan fishermen in Kerala.
2008Cyclone Nargis is the most damaging cyclone in the history of Myanmar, occurred on May 2, 2008. It had caused major catastrophic destruction and killed more than 130,000 people excluding 55,000 people missing. It started to be formed on 27th April and made landfall in the Ayeyarwady Division of Myanmar at its peak strength with165 km per hour.
2008The current ongoing Chaitén volcano eruption in Chile, the first in 9,500 years, began.
2008Myanmar Burma killed about 1,38,000 people and left millions homeless due to the severe cyclone "Nargis".
2011Founder of Al-Queda Osama Bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011 by United States Special Force in Pakistan. He was the mastermind of 9/11 attack on the United States, in response of which US carried out the operation named ‘Operation Neptune Spear’ to capture him. His dead body was buried at sea within 24 hours in accordance with Islamic tradition.
2011Osama bin Laden was shot and killed by U.S. Navy SEALs in a private residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
2011The Conservative Party of Canada won enough seats in the Canadian federal election to establish their first majority government.
2012Linonel Messi, football player of FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team broke the record of 67 goals by Gerd Muller by scoring a hat-trick on May 2, 2012 with 68 goals.

Famous Birthdays of May 02 😀:

YearName / Profession / Country
1995Ivan Bukavshin / Chess Player / Russia
1988Ben Revere / Baseball Player / United States of America
1768Charles Tennant / Chemist / Scotland
1943Jim Risch / Politician / United States of America
1963Marco Mendoza / Guitarist / United States of America
1924Ken Tyrrell / Racing Driver / United Kingdom
1977Tyronn Lue / Basketball Player / United States of America
1896Karl Allmenröder / Soldier / Germany
1761August von Kotzebue / Author / Germany
1952Joseph W. Tobin / Cardinal / United States of America
1920John Lewis / Composer / United States of America
1972Stephen Barclay / Politician / United Kingdom
1949Ron Wyden / Politician / United States of America
1887Marika Kotopouli / Actress / Greece
1662Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann / Architect / Germany
1886Marcel Dupré / Composer / France
1632Catherine of St. Augustine / Saint / Canada
1961Leyla Zana / Activist / Kurdinstan
1934Georges Moustaki / Singer / Egypt
1921Sugar Ray Robinson / Boxer / United States of America
1983Joseph Addai / Footballer / United States of America
1889Beulah Bondi / Actress / United States of America
1939Jonathan Harvey / Educator / United Kingdom
1992Aaron Whitchurch / Rugby Player / Australia
1979Nigaar Khan / Actress / India
1983Romeo Castelen / Footballer / Netherlands
1989Jesse Bromwich / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1942Věra Čáslavská / Gymnast / Czech Republic
1536Stephan Praetorius / Theologian / Germany
1961David Vitter / Politician / United States of America

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