02 May

1536 : Anne Boleyn arrested


On May 2nd, 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII of England, was arrested on the orders of her husband and sent to the Tower of London, ostensibly for treason and various other silly reasons and in fact for not having given a male heir to the British crown.

1945 : Fall of Berlin


On May 2, 1945, Soviet forces announced the fall of Berlin and the surrender of German troops at the place.

1946 : Alcatraz


On May 2, 1946, the prisoners of Alcatraz revolted and took possession of guns found in the armory. The battle that follows killed one guard and wounded 3 others.

1982 : ARA General Belgrano


On May 2, 1982, the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano was torpedoed and sunk by a British submarine during the Falklands War. This event caused half of the casualties of this war.
The ARA General Belgrano had started life as the USS Phoenix and had participated in the Pacific War during WW2 before being sold by the U.S. to the Argentine army.

2008 : Cyclone Nargis


On May 2, 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar causing immense damage and killing at least 138,000 people (the exact number was not provided by the military regime of Myanmar).
International aid had been delayed by various limitations of government.

: 02 May

Henry VIII, King o England
When you're bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else.

: 02 May

Yongle, Emperor of China (1360)
Emma Wedgwood Darwin, English naturalist (1808)
Manfred von Richthofen, le Baron Rouge, German ace pilot (1892)
Satyajit Ray, Indian director (1921)
Serge Reggiani, French actor (1922)
John Neville, English actor (1925)
Edouard Balladur, French politician (1929)
Paul Lederman, French music producer (1942)
Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (1942)
David Suchet, English actor (1946)
Mitzi Kapture, American actress (1964)
David Beckham, English footballer (1975)
Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder (1980)
Zat Knight, English footballer (1980)
Tiago Mendes, Portuguese footballer (1981)
Laure Pester (Lorie), French singer (1982)
Lily Allen, English singer (1985)
Sarah Hughes, American figure skater (1985)

Ils nous ont quitt un 02 May

Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath (1519)
Alfred de Musset, French writer (1857)
Franz von Papen, Chancellor of Germany (1969)
J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1972)
Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize (1979)
Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (1986)
Oliver Reed, English actor (1999)

: 02 May

Ask an upstairs neighbor to make less noise


If your upstairs neighbor is making too much noise, maybe he did not realize it.
It is best to avoid face-to-face that could end in fisticuffs.
The first step is rather to put a letter in his mailbox. The letter should be polite and state the facts concisely. You can also leave your phone number and propose a rendezvous over coffee to discuss it.
If the neighbor does not respond, you can call him. Leave a message on the answering machine is easier then you better call when there is little chance for him to be at home.
If no response is given and no improvement is noticeable, always avoid face to face confrontation: it may be time to contact the trustee of your building.

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