What Happened on May 2, 1859

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1918)
  • Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England (d. 1927)

Famous Deaths

  • Eliza Courtney, English illegitimate daughter of Charles Grey and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, dies at 67