Daily Calendar for Friday, May 2, 2025


  • Leonardo da Vinci (artist) –
  • Joseph McCarthy (U.S. senator) –
  • J. Edgar Hoover (Director of U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation) –
  • Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr. (one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and the only man to fly in all three of NASA’s earliest manned spaceships) –
  • Jack Kemp (football player & politician) –


  • Dr. Benjamin Spock (pediatrician) –
  • Bernard Slade (television writer and playwright) –
  • Christine Baranski (actress) –
  • Kelly Gibson (golfer) –
  • Dwayne Johnson (actor) –
  • David Beckham (soccer player) –
  • Kyle Busch (race car driver) –
  • Sarah Hughes (Olympic gold medalist figure skater) –


  • Hudson’s Bay Co. chartered–
  • First provisional government in the Pacific Northwest approved, Champoeg, Oregon–
  • Good Housekeeping magazine debuted–
  • First U.S. kindergarten for the blind opened–
  • First drawing sent by radio across Atlantic–
  • Alcatraz Prison riots began–
  • Northern Dancer became first Canadian horse to win Kentucky Derby–
  • Ninety-one people killed in mine disaster caused by a fire at the Sunshine Silver Mine in Idaho–
  • The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.–
  • Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom–
  • Horse Mine That Bird won Kentucky Derby–


  • A tornado struck Port Royal Island, South Carolina–
  • Six tornadoes hit Scott County, Virginia–

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