On this day: May 2

POSTED: 01:30 PM PDT May 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 01, 2014 

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 - Battle of Berlin
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German Federal Archive/Wikimedia Commons

1945: The Soviet Red Army takes Berlin after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting. Pictured here are Soviet soldiers hoisting the Soviet flag on the balcony of the Hotel Adlon in Berlin after the battle.

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