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, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1920, 24), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Maurice Thiriet, composer
  • Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes marries Maude Busch

Politician and US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes
Politician and US Secretary of State
James F. Byrnes