All About May 2nd
Holidays, Horoscope and History
Here is a collection of historical events that happened on May 2nd. If it’s your birthday today, Happy Birthday to you! Hope you enjoy the page and learn lots!
May 2nd Holidays
Here are some of the funny and strange holidays that fall on today, May 2nd. So grab your children, brothers and sisters, and your ukelele and chow down on some truffles and have a sing along by Lake Michigan!
- Baby Day
Baby Day is celebrated every May 2nd and is established to celebrate your baby’s first three years of life. ♥
- Brothers and Sisters Day
Every May 2nd we celebrate Brothers and Sisters Day. It is a good day to reminisnce and talk about old memories while creating new ones also!
- Great Lakes Awareness Day
Great Lakes Awareness Day is observed every May 2nd in honor of the great lakes and in hopes to bring attention to their needs. There are five Great Lakes: Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Erie. Together they make up the largest body of freshwater on Earth and stretch 750 miles from east to west. To learn about issues such as pollution, water quality, erosion and others, facing the great lakes you can visit vist www.glerl.noaa.gov/education/ourlakes/threats.html
- International Scurvy Awareness Day
International Scurvy Awareness Day is celebrated every May 2nd. Scurvy is a condition typified by fatigue, muscle weakness, joint and muscle aches, rash on the legs and bleeding gums and is caused by a lack of Vitamin C. Most of us know Scurvy as a common ailment suffered by sailors, soldiers and others who did not have access to fresh fruit and vegetables for extended periods of time. So make sure to get your helpings of Vitamin C to stay healthy!
- National Play Your Ukulele Day
National Play Your Ukelele Day was first celebrated in 2011. This holiday is celebrated under the slogan bring the world together, four strings at a time. If you don’t know what a Ukulele is, then it is a four-stringed instrument that was first popularized in Hawaii in the late 19th century.
- National Truffle Day
A truffle is as delicious piece of soft chocolate or ganache center with a hard chocolate coat on top. There is some debate whether France’e Chef Auguste Escoffier or N. Petruccelli of Chambery created the first truffles, but either way, we enjoy enjoying them today, so thank you to whoever it was!
- World Tuna Day
Tuna is a delicious, healthy and affordable food for humans. It is a significant source for Omega 3, Vitamin B12, proteins and other minerals. But we must be aware of how our fishing industry affects our world. Every year on May 2, world Tuna Day is observed to spread awareness among people about Tuna fish regarding sustainable fishing practices and how they have become endangered species due to the high demand for their meat. This day was established by United Nations in 2016 by the UN General Assembly to preserve the Tuna fish.
Celebrate Truffle Day by Ordering Yourself
a box of Chocolate Truffles!
May 2nd Zodiac Sign is Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign in the present zodiac. The Sun is in the sign of Taurus.
Ruling planet: Venus
Zodiac quality: Fixed
If you were born today on May 2nd You Share a Birthday With
- 1885 – Hedda Hopper, American actress and gossip columnist was born.
- 1945 – Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan-American model, actress, and activist was born.
- 1972 – Dwayne Johnson, American-Canadian wrestler, actor, and producer, stage name: The Rock, was born.
May 2nd Trivia
- 1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
- 1611 – The King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker.
- 1816 – Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Princess Charlotte of Wales get married.
- 1952 – The world’s first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg.
- 2008 – Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Burma killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
- 2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man, is killed by the US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
- 2015 – Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, British royal, and fourth in line to the British throne was born.
- 2021 – Four astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, parachuting to splash-down in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguch has been gone since November 15th when launched off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. [Reuters]
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