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Notable Historical Events for May 2nd

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

1923Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0

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

1933In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions

1863Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men

1999John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

1997Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating

1941Ted Williams lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400

1941Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy

1900George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" premieres in London

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Notable Birthdays on May 2nd

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

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

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

1985Lily Allen, English singer and songwriter

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

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

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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)

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Notable Deaths on May 2nd

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

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)

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

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