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On This Day — May 2nd

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May 2nd is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1194 – King Richard I of England gave the city of Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.

1559 – Scottish clergyman John Knox returned from exile to lead the Scottish Reformation.

1964 – Vietnam War: An explosion caused by Viet Cong commandos led USNS Card to sink in the port of Saigon.

1995 – Croatian War of Independence: Serb forces began firing rockets on the Croatian capital of Zagreb, killing 7 and injuring around 200 others.

2008 – The Chaitén volcano in Chile began to erupt for the first time since around 1640.

Celebrity Birthday

Fashion Designer Donatella Versace turns 63

Wrestler and Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson turns 46

Footballer David Beckham turns 43

Singer Lily Allen turns 33

Princess Charlotte of England turns 3

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