This day in history

Thursday, May 2, is the 122d day of 2013. There are 243 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Engelbert Humperdinck is 77. Actress and activist Bianca Jagger is 68. Singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin is 65. Rock singer Lou Gramm (Foreigner) is 63. Actress Christine Baranski is 61. Director Stephen Daldry is 53. Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson is 41. Soccer player David Beckham is 38.

In 1519, artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France, at age 67.


In 1863, Confederate General Thomas ‘‘Stonewall’’ Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Va.

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In 1890, Oklahoma Territory was organized.

In 1945, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.

In 1972, a fire at a silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, claimed the lives of 91 workers. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover died in Washington at age 77.

In 1982, the Weather Channel made its debut.


In 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea after a decade on the run.

In 2012, former NFL star Junior Seau was found shot to death at his home in Oceanside, Calif., a suicide.