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Calendar for May 2nd, 2013

Died 1519: Leonardo da Vinci (artist)

1670: Hudson's Bay Co. chartered

1843: First provisional government in the Pacific Northwest approved, Champoeg, Oregon

1887: First U.S. kindergarten for the blind opened

Born 1903: Dr. Benjamin Spock (pediatrician)

1926: First drawing sent by radio across Atlantic

1946: Alcatraz Prison riots began

Born 1952: Christine Baranski (actress)

Died 1957: Joseph McCarthy (U.S. senator)

Born 1964: Kelly Gibson (golfer)

1964: Northern Dancer became first Canadian horse to win Kentucky Derby

1972: Ninety-one people killed in mine disaster at the Sunshine Silver Mine in Idaho

Died 1972: J. Edgar Hoover (Director of U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Born 1972: Dwayne Johnson (actor)

Born 1975: David Beckham (soccer player)

Born 1985: Kyle Busch (race car driver)

Born 1985: Sarah Hughes (Olympic gold medalist figure skater)

1997: Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1997: The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial was dedicated, Washington, D.C.

Died 2007: Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr. (one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and the only man to fly in all three of NASA's earliest manned spaceships)

Died 2009: Jack Kemp (football player & politician)

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