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version of "
, sells for
120 million in a
New York City
auction, setting a new world record for an auctioned work of art.
Edvard Munch's "The Scream" sells for a record $US119,922,500 in an auction in New York City.
(AP via "Sydney Morning Herald")
Sunday, May 2, 2010
International Monetary Fund
agree to a €110 billion bailout package for Greece. The package involves sharp Greek
The European Union and the International Monetary Fund agree to a bailout package for Greece that will provide approximately €120 billion to end the sovereign debt crisis in that country.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
The Sri Lankan Army kills 91 people and injures 87 others at a hospital inside a civilian safe zone.
The Pacific Islands Forum indefinitely suspends Fiji's membership.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Iraq War: U.S. President George W. Bush meets with Democratic Party officials in Congress to try find ways to fund the Iraq War.
Friday, May 2, 2003
Monkeyman superhero hoax
Sunday, May 2, 1999
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time, at 11,014.70.
1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak: A devastating tornado, rated F5 on the Fujita scale, slams into Moore, Oklahoma, killing 38 people.
Norman J. Sirnic and Karen Sirnic are murdered by serial killer
Ángel Maturino Reséndiz
Friday, May 2, 1997
The Labour Party of the United Kingdom return to power for the first time in 18 years, with Tony Blair becoming Prime Minister, in a landslide majority in the 1997 general election.
Wednesday, May 2, 1990
May 2–4 – First talks between the government of South Africa and the African National Congress.
, a man brandishing a knife robs a courier of
s worth £292 million (the largest
Friday, May 2, 1986
first aired on
1986 World Exposition
Wednesday, May 2, 1984
Liverpool International Garden Festival
Tuesday, May 2, 1972
Fire in a
Sunday, May 2, 1971
The Harris Poll claims that 60% of Americans are against the
East German leader Walter Ulbricht resigns as Communist Party leader but retains the position of head of state.
In Ceylon, left-wing guerillas launch a series of assaults against public buildings.
league chionship at the home of their bitter rivals,
scoring the winner. (
would go on to win the league and cup 'double' 6 days later by defeating
Anti-war militants attempt to disrupt government business in
police and military units arrest as many as 12,000, most of whom are later released.
Thursday, May 2, 1968
Israel Broadcasting Authority
commences television broadcasts.
Wednesday, May 2, 1962
An OAS bomb explodes in
ndash this and other attacks kill 110 and injure 147.
Saturday, May 2, 1959
1959 FA Cup Final
: Nottingham Forest defeats Luton Town 2–1.
Thursday, May 2, 1957
fails to assassinate
Wednesday, May 2, 1956
United Methodist Church
in America decides at its General Conference to grant women full
status. It also calls for an end to
in the denomination.
The constitutional union between Indonesia and the Netherlands is dissolved.
Look Back in Anger
" opens at the
Royal Court Theatre
, London, changing the scope of theatrical and other forms of drama in the UK.
Saturday, May 2, 1953
Hussein is crowned King of Jordan.
Friday, May 2, 1952
The first passenger jet flight route between London and Johannesburg.
Friday, May 2, 1947
The movie "
Miracle on 34th Street
", a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters.
Thursday, May 2, 1946
Six inmates unsuccessfully try to escape from
Prison. A riot occurs, the so-called Battle of
Wednesday, May 2, 1945
Troops of the
New Zealand Army
a day after the
surrenders to the
New Zealand Army
is liberated by the British Army.
The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin. Soviet soldiers hoist the Red flag over the "Reich Chancellery".! Red Flag over the Reichstag was 29 Apil thumb|Prague liberated by Red Army in May 1945.
Friday, May 2, 1941
: British combat operations against the rebel government of
Kingdom of Iraq
Tuesday, May 2, 1939
All India Forward Bloc
is formed by Netaji
Subhash Chandra Bose
Major League Baseball
, the legendary Yankee first baseman known as The Iron Horse, ends his 2,130 consecutive games played streak after contracting
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
. The record stands for 56 years before
Cal Ripken, Jr.
plays 2,131 consecutive games.
as Soviet Foreign Commissar.
Saturday, May 2, 1936
"Peter and the Wolf", a Russian fairy tale of Sergei Prokofiev's composition, debuts at the Nezlobin Theater in Moscow, Soviet Union.
Sunday, May 2, 1920
The first game of Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Thursday, May 2, 1918
Chevrolet Motor Company
Monday, May 2, 1898
Thousands of Chinese scholars and Beijing citizens protest in front of the Capital Control Yuan, asking for reform.
Thursday, May 2, 1895
Gongche Shangshu movement
: Thousands of Beijing scholars and citizens protest against the
Treaty of Shimonoseki
Thursday, May 2, 1889
Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia, signs a treaty of amity with Italy, giving Italy control over what will become Eritrea.
Tuesday, May 2, 1882
Charles Stewart Parnell
Friday, May 2, 1879
Spanish Socialist Worker's Party
is founded in Casa Labra Pub (city of Madrid) by the historical Spanish workers' leader
Thursday, May 2, 1878
The Washburn A Mill in
explodes, killing 18.
Saturday, May 2, 1874
Siege of Bilbao
Third Carlist War
): The siege is lifted
Wednesday, May 2, 1866
Battle of Callao
vian defenders fight the
Monday, May 2, 1864
Treaty of London: The United Kingdom voluntarily cedes control of the United States of the Ionian Islands to the Kingdom of Greece.
Friday, May 2, 1862
California State Normal School
San Jose State University
) is created by an Act of the California Legislature.
Friday, May 2, 1845
, England, leaving around 80 dead, mostly children.
Thursday, May 2, 1816
Leopold of Saxe-Coburg
(later King of the Belgians) marries
, but she dies the next year.
Sunday, May 2, 1813
Battle of Lützen
wins against the German alliance.
Monday, May 2, 1808
Finnish War: The fortress of Sveaborg is lost by Sweden to Russia.
: The Madrid rebels who rose on May 2 are executed near
paints the fight and the execution in
Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rise up against the French troops.
Saturday, May 2, 1676
ndash Mary Rowlandson is released from captivity and returns to Boston.
Monday, May 2, 1672
becomes Duke of Lauderdale and Earl of March.
Friday, May 2, 1670
The Hudson's Bay Company is founded in England, but located in Canada.
Hudson's Bay Company
is founded in England, but located in
Wednesday, May 2, 1668
Isaac Newton builds the first Reflecting telescoperef name=books.google.com
Isaac Newton: adventurer in thought, by Alfred Rupert Hall, page 67
sacks Portobello and
the lack of booty from the latter attack leads to the city being burned.
's comedy, "
", is first performed.
Yohannes I of Ethiopia
convenes a church council in
, which decides to expel all
British East India Company
The first National Bank in Europe (the "Riksbank") is founded in
Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
War of Devolution
Bishop Barrow Trust
to establish a university on the
Isle of Man
King William's College
Monday, May 2, 1611
The Authorized King James Version of the Bible is published for the first time in London, England, printed by Robert Baker.
Saturday, May 2, 1598
Battle of the Yellow Ford
against English rule gains a victory.
Peace of Vervins
ends the war between
Thursday, April 22, 1568
Mary, Queen of Scots
, escapes from
Loch Leven Castle
Saturday, April 22, 1559
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.
Saturday, April 22, 1536
Anne Boleyn, Second Queen of Henry VIII of England, is arrested on the grounds of incest, adultery, and treason.
Monday, April 24, 1335
Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia.