On May 2…

1729 – Catherine the Great (Catherine II) of Russia was born in Stettin, Prussia.


1887 – Hannibal W. Goodwin of Newark, NJ applied for a patent for celluloid photographic film.

1903 – Dr. Benjamin Spock, author of The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, was born in New Haven, CT.


1941 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed to let regular scheduling of TV broadcasts by commercial TV stations begin on July 1, 1941.

1972 – J. Edgar Hoover, leader of the FBI for nearly 50 years, died.


2011 – Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 09/11 terrorist attacks, was killed by a team of U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan.

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