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Notable Historical Events for May 2nd

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

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

2011Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

1954Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader

1988Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump

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

1906Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat

1941Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy

1997Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating

2012Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals

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Notable Birthdays on May 2nd

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 2nd

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 2nd

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

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

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

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

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