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 - Jack Kemp
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2009: Jack Kemp, the former NFL quarterback who was also Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole's running mate in 1996, dies of cancer at the age of 73 in Bethesda, Maryland. Kemp, who played 10 seasons in the AFL for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills, also represented western New York in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1971 to 1989 and served as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George H.W. Bush.


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