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Notable Historical Events for May 2nd

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational

1938Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"

1955Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)

197914th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell

1194King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.

1949Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"

1909Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs

1939Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2

1941Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy

1997Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating

May 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 2nd

1903Benjamin Spock, New Haven, Connecticut, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care)

1985Lily Allen, English singer and songwriter

1797Abraham Gesner, Cornwallis Nova Scotia, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene)

1892Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen [The Red Baron], Breslau, German World War I fighter ace

1729Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Stettin, Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, Empress of Russia (1762-96)

1972Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor

May 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 2nd

2009Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (32) weds film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (38) in a small chapel in Brindisi, Italy

1946"Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)

May 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 2nd

1957Joseph McCarthy, anti-communist US senator (R-Wisc), dies at 48

1972J. Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) dies at 77

2011Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and 'the most wanted man in the world' (b. 1957)

1519Leonardo da Vinci, artist/scientist, dies at 67

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