This Day in History: 0000-05-02

2 May – Printer Robert Barker published the King James Bible in London (1611).
2 May – English King Charles II approved the Charter of the Hudson Bay Company, opening up exploration, trade and settlement in the region (1670).
2 May – The German capital of Berlin fell to Soviet forces, with the final German surrender occurring six days later (1945).
2 May – The first jet airliner in history, the De Haviland Comet 1, made its maiden voyage from London to Johannesburg (1952).
2 May – The drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof earned author Tennessee Williams a Pulitzer Prize (1955).