What Happened on May 2, 1844

Famous Birthdays

Elijah McCoyElijah McCoy (1844-1929)

Canadian-American inventor of African descent, notable for his 57 US patents (lubrication of steam engines), born in Colchester, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek), dies at 83
1844 Highlights

About May 2, 1844

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 179 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus