What Happened on May 2, 1906

Historical Events

  • 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8

Event 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)
Born in 1906

Famous Weddings

James F. Byrnes

US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes marries Maude Busch

About May 2, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus