May 2 is the 122nd day of the year. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1863 – American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He succumbs to pneumonia eight days later
+ 1920 – The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis.
+ 2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
( Births )
+ 1946 – Lesley Gore, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
+ 1948 – Larry Gatlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
+ 1972 – Dwayne Johnson, American-Canadian wrestler, actor, and producer