2 May It Happened Today

1519  Death of Leonardo da Vinci.

1857  Death of French poet Alfred de Musset.

1903  Birth of American paediatrician Dr Benjamin Spock.

1904  Birth of Bing Crosby.

1957  Death of Senator Joe McCarthy who instigated the communist witch-hunts in the USA.

1975  Birth of English footballer David Beckham.

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