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Calendar for May 2nd, 2014

1510s

  • Died 1519: Leonardo da Vinci (artist)

  • 1670s

  • 1670: Hudson's Bay Co. chartered

  • 1840s

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

  • 1880s

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

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Dr. Benjamin Spock (pediatrician)

  • 1920s

  • 1926: First drawing sent by radio across Atlantic

  • 1940s

  • 1946: Alcatraz Prison riots began

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Christine Baranski (actress)

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

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Kelly Gibson (golfer)

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

  • 1970s

  • 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)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1985: Kyle Busch (race car driver)

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

  • 1990s

  • 1997: Tony Blair became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

  • 2000s

  • 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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