On This Day: May 02nd

This is 123rd day of the year and 243 days remain in the year.

in history
Good Housekeeping magazine went on sale for the first time.
Lou Gehrig established a new major-league baseball record when he played his 2,130th consecutive game. It would take another 57 years before Cal Ripken, Jr., broke it.
The Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin.
Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II departed on her maiden voyage to New York.
Nelson Mandela was victorious in South Africa’s first multiracial election.
The Labour Party’s Tony Blair became Prime Minister of Britain, ending 18 years of conservative rule. At 44, he was the youngest prime minister in 185 years.
U.S. troops and CIA operatives shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
A pastel version of The Scream, by painter Edvard Munch, sold for $120 million in a New York City auction. The transaction set a new world record for an auctioned piece of art.
May 02 Birthdays
Catherine the Great1729–96, czarina of Russia (1762–96).
Manfred von Richthofenaviator
Benjamin Spockpediatrician
Theodor HerzlZionist
Elijah J. McCoyinventor
Alessandro Scarlatticomposer

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