- 1945 More than 1,000,000 German soldiers officially surrender to the Western Allies in Italy and Austria
- 1945 World War II: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders
- 1949 Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
- 1982 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
- 2008 Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless
- 2011 Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan
New research show plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in study on corn published in journal "Plos One"
On May 2, 2018
Battle of Hogwarts: fictional battle that ended the Second Wizarding War with the death of Lord Voldemort at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
On May 2, 1998