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May 2 Historical Events

The following events took place on May 2. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 54 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1194
    King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
  • 1230
    William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
  • 1335
    Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
  • 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 nascent Scottish Reformation.
  • 1568
    Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
  • 1611
    The King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
  • 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.
  • 1672
    John Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Princess Charlotte of Wales.
  • 1829
    After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
  • 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.
  • 1866
    Peruvian defenders fight off the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
  • 1876
    The April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
  • 1879
    The Spanish Socialist Workers‘ Party is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers’leader Pablo Iglesias.
  • 1885
    Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
  • 1885
    Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
  • 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, giving Italy control over Eritrea.
  • 1906
    Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.
  • 1918
    General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
  • 1920
    The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis.
  • 1932
    Comedian Jack Benny’s radio show airs for the first time.
  • 1933
    Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building.
  • 1945
    World War II: Italian Campaign: General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs the official instrument of surrender of all Wehrmacht forces in Italy.
  • 1945
    World War II: The US 82nd Airborne Division liberates Wöbbelin concentration camp finding 1000 dead prisoners, most of whom starved to death.

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