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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 - De Havilland Comet
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1952: The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight with fare-paying customers, traveling from London to Johannesburg.

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