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May 2, 1859 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Birthdays in History

  • Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England (d. 1927)

Deaths in History

  • Eliza Courtney, English illegitimate daughter of Charles Grey and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, dies at 67
1859 in History