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 - Benjamin Spock
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1903: Pediatrician and writer Benjamin Spock, whose 1946 book "Baby and Child Care" is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time, is born in New Haven, Connecticut. He died at age 94 on March 15, 1998.


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