On This Day

Historical Events on May 2 (Part 2)

Music History

2011 Flavor Flav is arrested on four outstanding misdemeanor warrants for various driving offenses

The Scream

2012 A pastel version of "The Scream", by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch sells at auction for $119,922,500

Sports History

2012 Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals

  • 2013 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq
  • 2013 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas
  • 2013 60 miners are killed after a gold mine collapses in Jebel Amir, North Darfur, Sudan
  • 2013 Rhode Island becomes the tenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2014 The Kiev regime launch a raid against pro-Russian forces, who respond by shooting down two helicopters
  • 2015 141st Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins
  • 2015 Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham
  • 2015 Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership

Boxing Title Fight

2015 Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao on points in 12 rounds in world welterweight unification fight, shatters all financial records for a boxing match

  • 2016 Leicester City win the English Premier League title after starting the season at 5,000-1 odds
  • 2016 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Mark Selby of England beats China's Ding Junhui, 18-14 for his second world crown
  • 2018 E. coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, reports the first fatality with 121 cases across 25 US states

Music History

2018 Kanye West widely criticized for saying "slavery is a choice" in TMZ interview

  • 2018 Indian city of Kanpur declared world's most polluted city by WHO with 14 other Indian cities in the top 20
  • 2018 Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan asks widespread protests to halt after ruling Republican party said it would support his bid to be Prime Minister
  • 2018 Spanish Basque separatist group Eta announces it will be formally disbanding after 50 years
  • 2018 Date for first humans or hominins in the Philippines pushed back ten-fold after report of site on Luzon with butchered rhinoceros 709,000 years ago
  • 2018 New research show plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in study on corn published in journal "Plos One"
  • 2018 Iowa passes US's strictest abortion ban, based on a fetal heartbeat
  • 2019 Drone delivers a kidney for transplant surgery in Baltimore, Maryland, for the first time

Film & TV History

2019 The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" are the first TV actors to be immortalized in cement outside Hollywood's Chinese theater in Los Angeles

Historic Event

2019 Facebook bans Alex Jones (InfoWars), Milo Yiannopoulos (ex-Breitbart), Louis Farrakhan (Nation of Islam), Paul Nehlen and Laura Loomer for hate speech

Historic Event

2019 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accuses Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress over the Mueller Report

Historic Event

2019 Second-only sketch known of Leonardo da Vinci from Queen Elizabeth's collection revealed on the 500th anniversary of the artist's death

  • 2019 A clean-up on Mt Everest has removed three metric tons (6,613 pounds) of rubbish and four bodies in just two weeks
  • 2019 For the first time all major US pageants won by black women after Cheslie Kryst wins Miss USA. joining Nia Franklin Miss America and Kaliegh Garris Miss Teen USA
  • 2020 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic actor who played Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in Game of Thrones, sets a world deadlifting record by lifting 501kg (1,104lb)