What Happened On 2nd May 1885 In History

May 2nd (1885) was a Saturday. It's the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 2nd May, 1885

  • » 'Good Housekeeping' magazine goes on sale for the first time.
  • » Cree and Assiniboine people or Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion.
  • » The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.

Famous Birthdays on May 2 in 1885

  • » Hedda Hopper, American actress and columnist (d. 1966)

May 2nd Famous Deaths for 1885

  • » Terézia Zakoucs, Hungarian-Slovene author (b. 1817)

May 2nd Holidays in History

  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Athanasius of Alexandria (Western Christianity)
  • » Boris I of Bulgaria (Bulgarian Orthodox Church)
  • » Germanus of Normandy
  • » Saint Waldebert called Waldebert (Roman Catholic Church)
  • » May 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Flag Day (Poland)
  • » Public holidays in Spain known as Holiday of the Region of Madrid (Community of Madrid)
  • » Indonesia National Education Day e.g National Education Day (Indonesia)

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