What Happened on May 2, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat

Famous Birthdays

  • Aileen Riggin, Newport RI, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1920, 24)
  • Maurice Thiriet, composer
  • Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)