This Day in History – May 2

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Why is it important to know about the events of history even when they are not as relevant today? History might be super boring but some facts might surprise you & events from history can teach you the mistakes you should avoid in your future. Here are some surprising facts that occurred on this day – May 2!

What Happened in India on May 2?

1907 The riots that took place in Rawalpindi started that spread throughout the whole Punjab  to West Bengal

1921 Famous filmmaker Satyajit Ray was born on this day.  He was also an author, lyricist, scriptwriter, and many other roles & also received legion de honor from France.

Credits – IMDb

1955 To end the discrimination & the concept of untouchability against Dalits, established Untouchability Act. 

1965 The public provident fund act was passed in Loksabha 

1998 10.5 KG charas was seized by an Indian army official in Bandhipur Market

What Happened Around the World on May 2? 

1936 The famous musical Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev was premiered in Moscow

1945 German soldiers surrender to Italy & Austria that ended World war 2: Battle of Berlin

1946 It was an unsuccessful escape plan by the armed convicts at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary that resulted in the death of two guards & three inmates

1949 The famous playwriter Arthur Miller won the Pulitzer Prize for Death of a Salesman

1982 Almost 350 men were killed when a British submarine sunk the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano

2008 Millions of people lost their homes when cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar & almost over 130,000 lost their lives.

2008 The first film of marvel cinematic universe that featured Robert Downey Jr. released named “Iron Man”

2011 Terrorist behind the 9/11 and many other activities around the world was killed by US special forces in Pakistan

Birthdays of Famous Personalities

1737 Former Prime minister of Great Britain (1782 – 83) was born on this day. He was also 2nd Earl of Shelburne & born in Dublin.

1797 Inventor of kerosene Abraham Gesner was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia & a world-famous Canadian geologist.

1844 Inventor of American descent & has about 57 US patents was born on this day in Colchester, Ontario

1972 Famously known as “The Rock” is an American professional wrestler that turned into an actor.

1975 David Beckham is a former English football player & co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City.

This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on May 2! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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