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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 - Leonardo da Vinci
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1519: Leonardo da Vinci, widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived, dies at the age of 67 in Amboise, France. Leonardo, often described as the archetype of the "Renaissance Man," was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. His most famous paintings include the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper" and is also known for conceptualizing a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power, a calculator, and more technological ideas during his life.

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