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May 2nd, 2008 (May 02 2008)EventCyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
May 2nd, 2004 (May 02 2004)EventYelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.
May 2nd, 2002 (May 02 2002)EventMarad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
May 2nd, 2000 (May 02 2000)EventPresident Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.Bill Clinton Quotes
May 2nd, 2000 (May 02 2000)EventHer Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
May 2nd, 1999 (May 02 1999)EventPanamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
May 2nd, 1998 (May 02 1998)EventThe European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union s monetary policy.
May 2nd, 1995 (May 02 1995)EventDuring the Croatian War of Independence, Serb forces fire cluster bombs at Zagreb, killing 7 and wounding over 175 civilians.
May 2nd, 1994 (May 02 1994)Eventin Poland bus disaster 32 people died.
May 2nd, 1986 (May 02 1986)EventThe 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens.
May 2nd, 1982 (May 02 1982)EventFalklands War: The British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano.
May 2nd, 1969 (May 02 1969)EventThe British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City.
May 2nd, 1964 (May 02 1964)EventVietnam War: An explosion sinks the USS Card while docked at Saigon. Viet Cong forces are suspected of placing a bomb on the ship.
May 2nd, 1964 (May 02 1964)EventFirst ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
May 2nd, 1963 (May 02 1963)EventBerthold Seliger launches near Cuxhaven, a rocket with three stages and a maximum flight altitude of more than 100 kilometres. It is the only sounding rocket developed in Germany.
May 2nd, 1955 (May 02 1955)EventTennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.Tennessee Williams Quotes
May 2nd, 1952 (May 02 1952)EventThe world s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
May 2nd, 1946 (May 02 1946)EventThe "Battle of Alcatraz" takes place, killing two guards and three inmates.
May 2nd, 1945 (May 02 1945)EventWorld War II: Fall of Berlin: The Soviet Union announces the capture of Berlin and Soviet soldiers hoist their red flag over the Reichstag building. German forces surrender in Italy. German forces surrender to the New Zealand Army in Trieste.
May 2nd, 1933 (May 02 1933)EventGleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler bans trade unions.Adolf Hitler Quotes
May 2nd, 1932 (May 02 1932)EventComedian Jack Benny s radio show airs for the first time.Jack Benny Quotes
May 2nd, 1920 (May 02 1920)EventThe first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
May 2nd, 1918 (May 02 1918)EventGeneral Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
May 2nd, 1900 (May 02 1900)EventOscar II, King of Sweden, declares support for the United Kingdom at the time of the Second Boer War.
May 2nd, 1889 (May 02 1889)EventMenelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, which gives Italy control over Eritrea.
May 2nd, 1885 (May 02 1885)EventGood Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time.
May 2nd, 1885 (May 02 1885)EventCree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
May 2nd, 1885 (May 02 1885)EventThe Congo Free State is established by King Leopold II of Belgium.
May 2nd, 1876 (May 02 1876)EventThe April Uprising breaks out in Bulgaria.
May 2nd, 1866 (May 02 1866)EventPeruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
May 2nd, 1863 (May 02 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering for the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later.
May 2nd, 1829 (May 02 1829)EventAfter anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.
May 2nd, 1816 (May 02 1816)EventMarriage of Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.
May 2nd, 1808 (May 02 1808)EventOutbreak 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.Francisco Goya Quotes
May 2nd, 1672 (May 02 1672)EventJohn Maitland becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
May 2nd, 1670 (May 02 1670)EventKing Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson s Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
May 2nd, 1568 (May 02 1568)EventMary I of Scotland escapes from Loch Leven Castle, where she had been imprisoned by Sir William Douglas.
May 2nd, 1335 (May 02 1335)EventOtto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.
May 2nd, 1230 (May 02 1230)EventWilliam de Braose, 10th Baron Abergavenny is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great.
May 2nd, 1194 (May 02 1194)EventKing Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.

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