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On May 2, 1519, this painter, architect, inventor, and scientist, best known for his Mona Lisa, dies in Clos Luce in France.
On May 2, 1611, a new translation of the Bible, named after this king, is published for the first time in London.
On May 2, 1863, this Civil War general is wounded by friendly fire while returning to camp after reconnoitering during the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
The Congo Free State, a colony of this European nation, is established by King Leopold II on May 2, 1885.
The Loch Ness Monster was first spotted in this country of the United Kingdom on May 2, 1933.
On May 2, 1939, Lou Gehrig, first baseman for this baseball team, benches himself for poor play and ends his record streak of consecutive games played at 2,130.
On May 2, 1945, the Soviet Union announces the capture of this city and soviet soldiers hoist their flag over the Reichstag building.
On May 2, 1955, this author wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.'
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On May 2, 1986, the city of Chernobyl in this country is evacuated 8 days after its nuclear reactor melts down.
On May 2, 2000, US President Bill Clinton announces that this technology would no longer be restricted to the US military.
On May 2, 2008, Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in this country, killing over 138,000 people and leaving millions more homeless.
This movie, starring Robert Downey Jr, is released on May 2, 2008, received near universal praise and kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is killed by U.S. forces during a raid on his compound hideout in this country on May 2, 2011.
On May 2, 2012, a pastel version of this painting by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch sells for $120 million at a New York City auction, setting a new world record.
On May 2, 2015, this royal and fourth in line to the British throne is born.

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