Historical Events on May 2 (Part 2)

Event of Interest

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

  • 2011 The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.

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 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas
  • 2013 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq
  • 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 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

  • 2015 Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham
  • 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 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 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 E. coli outbreak linked to Romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, reports the first fatality with 121 cases across 25 US states
  • 2018 Indian city of Kanpur declared world's most polluted city by WHO with 14 other Indian cities in the top 20
  • 2018 Iowa passes US's strictest abortion ban, based on a fetal heartbeat

Music History

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

  • 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 Spanish Basque separatist group Eta announces it will be formally disbanding after 50 years
  • 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 Drone delivers a kidney for transplant surgery in Baltimore, Maryland, for the first time

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

Event of Interest

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

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

Event of Interest

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

  • 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)
  • 2022 New Zealand reopens its borders to international visitors from more than 60 countries after being closed for two years during the pandemic [1]
  • 2022 US Supreme Court draft opinion leaks suggesting Roe v. Wade about to be overturned published on news website Portico [1]

Sports History

2022 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his record equalling 7th world title with an 18-13 win over countryman Judd Trump

  • 2023 40-year-old US weight loss company Jenny Craig announces it will close after failing to secure further financial backing [1]
  • 2023 First non-invasive mind reader developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin by combing functional magnetic resonance imaging with AI (results hit and miss so far) [1]
  • 2023 Writers Guild of America votes to begin striking over pay and industry changes , bringing television production to a halt [1]