On this day: May 2

POSTED: 01:30 PM PDT May 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 01, 2016 

Leonardo da Vinci dies, Lou Gehrig sits out a game for the first time in 14 years, the Soviets capture Berlin, and a version of "The Scream" sells for a record amount at auction, all on this day.

OTD May 2 - David Beckham
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1975: Soccer star David Beckham, one of the best known soccer players in the world, is born in London, England. Beckham rose to fame playing for Manchester United, debuting at age 17 and ultimately helping the team to six Premier League titles, two FA Cup wins, and the UEFA Champions League title in 1999. He's also played for Real Madrid, the Los Angeles Galaxy and AC Milan and captained the England national team for six years.


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