On this day

In 2011, Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man, was killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan on this day.

On This Day: What happened on 02 May?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 2011, Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man, was killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan on this day.

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 02 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 02 MAY

1990 | South Africa & African National Congress opened talks to end apartheid.

2018 | Basque separatist terrorist band ETA declared its dissolution and ceasing of all activities.

2014 | Two mudslides in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, left up to 2 500 people missing.

2012 | The pastel version of The Scream, by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, sold for $ 120 million at a New York City auction, setting a new world record for auction.

2011 | Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man, was killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan on this day.

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BIRTHDAYS 

1950 | Australian businessman, and politician, Duncan Gay.

1882 | Puerto Rican activist who helped pave the way for Puerto Ricans’ American citizenship, Isabel González, died in 1971.

1797 | Canadian physician, and geologist, Abraham Pineo Gesner, died in 1864.

1977 | Swedish journalist, and politician, Fredrik Malm.

1952 | Australian rugby league player, and coach, Chris Anderson.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS 

2013 | Croatian footballer, Ivan Turina, 33.

1974 | American admiral, James O. Richardson, 96.

2015 | American singer and musicologist, Guy Carawan, 88.

2012 | Indonesian physician and politician, Indonesian Minister of Health, Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, 57.

1711 | First Earl of Rochester, English politician, First Lord of the Treasury, Laurence Hyde,  70.

SPORTS

2016 | In a league season Leicester City were crowned as English Premier League champions, On this day, the match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur ended in a draw of 2-2.

ENTERTAINMENT

2017 | The first premiering of “Money Heist” was on this day on the Spanish network.

AFRICA FACT

Mauritania is the last country in the world to end slavery when the practice was banned in 1981.