On this day: May 2

Published On: May 01 2013 03:30:28 PM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2014 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 Berlin
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1945: The Soviet Red Army takes Berlin after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting. Pictured here are Soviet soldiers hoisting the Soviet flag on the balcony of the Hotel Adlon in Berlin after the battle.

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