On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1906

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, American diver (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1920, 24), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2002)
  • Maurice Thiriet, French composer, born in Meulan, Yvelines, France (d. 1972)
  • Philippe Halsman, American portrait photographer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1979)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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

1906 Highlights

About May 2, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus