On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1860

Famous Birthdays

  • D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Scottish zoologist and classicist (On Growth & Form), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1948)
  • Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist and founder (Zionist movement), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1904)
  • William Maddock Bayliss, British physiologist, co-discoverer of hormones, born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire (d. 1924)
1860 Highlights

About May 2, 1860

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus