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It happened on a… May 2

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It happened on a… May 2
Credit: Find out about the main events that have taken place on this day over the years.


Kim Kardashian turns heads on May 2 at the Met Gala in New York. The billionaire wore the mythical dress that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy in 1962.


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).


Pierre Karl Péladeau resigns as leader of the Parti Québécois, leader of the official opposition and Member of Québec’s National Assembly for the riding of Saint-Jérôme; cites family reasons. Québec, Québec


Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and currently fourth in line to the British throne


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.


John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL, 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXII, XXXIII).


Nelson Mandela claimed victory after South Africa’s first democratic elections.


The filming of “Jaws” began in Martha’s Vineyard, MA.


International Olympic Committee awards the 1976 Summer Olympics to Montreal; first time for a Canadian city.


“Take me out to the Ball Game” registered for copyright.


“A Trip to the Moon,” the first science fiction film was released. It was created by magician George Melies.


Folies Bergère opens in Paris.


The Hudson Bay Company was founded by England’s King Charles II.

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