May 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1670 - King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.
- 1920 - The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis.
- 1964 - First ascent of Shishapangma the fourteenth highest mountain in the world and the lowest of the Eight-thousanders.
- 2000 - President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
- 2012 - A pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.
- Famous Birthdays: William Camden English historian), Catherine the Great (Russian wife of Peter III of Russia), Abraham Pineo Gesner (Canadian physician and geologist), Elijah McCoy (Canadian-American engineer), E. E. Smith (American author)
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