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This Day in History for May 2

This Day In History1863 – Stonewall Jackson attacking Chancellorsville is wounded by his own men.

1865 – US President Andrew Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis.

1885 – “Good Housekeeping” magazine is 1st published.

1908 – “Take me out to the Ball Game” registered for copyright.

1918 – General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.

1927 – U.S. Supreme Court’s “Buck v. Bell”, permits forced sterilizations of various “unfits” by states’ authorities where such surgeries are practiced for eugenic reasons.

1932 – Jack Benny’s 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)

1938 – Ella Fitzgerald records “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”

1939 – Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2.

1949 – Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for “Death of a Salesman”

1955 – Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)

1960 – House investigating committee, looking into payola questions.

1970 – 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)

1974 – Former US Vice President Spiro Agnew disbarred.

1983 – 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga, California.

1994 – Dr. Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides.

1997 – Donald Trump and Marla Maples announce they are separating.

1998 – 124th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Real Quiet wins in 2:02:20.

2000 – President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

2011 – Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI’s most wanted man is killed by US special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

2013 – Rhode Island becomes the tenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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