On this day: May 2

Published On: May 01 2013 03:30:28 PM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2016 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 - Iron Man
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2008: The superhero action movie "Iron Man," starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular hero, premieres in theaters. The movie would prove to be a box office hit, earning more than $300 million in North America alone, and spawning two direct sequels so far. Downey has also reprised the role in a cameo in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" and in the 2012 crossover film "Marvel's The Avengers" and its 2015 sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

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