May 2 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Spring and Labor Day Holiday
Russia National Holiday
Labor Day (Day 2)
Bosnia and herzegovina Public Holiday
Labour Day/May Day (day 2)
Montenegro National Holiday
Labour Day holiday
Slovenia National Holiday
Day of Madrid
Spain (Madrid) Local Holiday
Labor holiday second day
Serbia National Holiday
Labor Day Holiday
Ukraine National Holiday
National Day of Prayer
United states Observance
National Skilled Trades Day * First Wednesday in May
- Weird
National Truffle Day
- Weird
National Life Insurance Day
- Weird
National Day of Reason
- Weird
World Password Day
- Weird

Historical Events on May 2

  • 1863: After surveying the Battle of Chancellorsville, General Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire. Eight days later, he’ll succumb to pneumonia.
  • 1879: Pablo Iglesias founds the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party in Madrid.
  • 1885: Canadian forces are defeated by Assiniboine and Cree Native American warriors at the Battle of Cut Knife during the North West Rebellion.
  • 1885: King Léopold II of Belgium founds the Congo Free State.
  • 1918: Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware is acquired by General Motors.
  • 1920: The Negro National Baseball League plays its first game in Indianapolis, Indiania.
  • 1933: During the process of Gleichschaltung, trade unions are banned by Adolf Hitler.
  • 1945: Berlin falls to Soviet forces during World War II.
  • 1945: Wehrmacht forces in Italy officially surrender when General Heinrich von Vietinghoff signs a declaration of surrender during WWII.
  • 1945: Wöbbelin Concentration Camp is liberated by the United States 82nd Airborne Division during World War II; Upon taking the camp, American airborne discover over 1,000 dead prisoners – the majority of which were starved to death.
  • 1955: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof wins Tennessee Williams the Pulitzer Prize for Drama on this day.
  • 1964: The USS Card is sunk by a bomb planted by a NVA frogman during the Vietnam War. The ship is raised and returned to service in under 7 months.
  • 1986: 6-days after the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the city of Chernobyl is finally evacuated.
  • 1994: 32 people are killed when a bus crashes in Gdansk, Poland.

Famous Birthdays on May 2

  • Russian Catherine the Great is born in 1729.
  • Irish-English 2nd Earl of Shelburne and Prime Minister of the U.K., William Petty is born in 1737.
  • Spanish composer Vicente Martín y Soler is born in 1754.
  • German chemist and physicist, Heinrich Gustav Magnus is born in 1802.
  • Canadian-American engineer, Elijah McCoy is born in 1843.
  • American engineer and author, E.E. Smith is born in 1890.
  • German captain and pilot Manfred von Richthofen (The Red Baron) is born in 1892.
  • American-Canadian wrestler and actor, Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is born in 1972.

Diwali

Black Friday

Christmas Eve

Christmas

Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve

Blue Monday

Lantern Festival