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On this day: May 2

Published On: May 01 2013 03:30:28 PM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 Alcatraz
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1946: The "Battle of Alcatraz," a riot and standoff at Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary following an unsuccessful escape attempt, begins. The standoff would last until May 4 and leave two guards and three inmates dead. Two of the surviving convicts were later executed for their roles.

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