2nd May

The events happened on 2nd May are :

1939 : Lou Gehrig's 2,130-game streak ended : On this day in 1939, New York Yankee great Lou Gehrig, the “Iron Horse” of American baseball, ended his streak of consecutive games played (2,130), setting a record that stood until 1995, when it was broken by Cal Ripken, Jr.

1935 : The peasants of Luzon, Philippines, rose up in arms against oppressive land tenancy laws.

1892 : Manfred, Freiherr (baron) von Richthofen (the “Red Baron”), Germany's top aviator and leading ace in World War I, was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland).

1889 : Menilek II of Ethiopia signed the Treaty of Wichale with Italy, granting it territory in northern Ethiopia in exchange for money and weaponry.

1803 : The United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France at a rate of less than three cents per acre for 828,000 square miles (2,144,520 square km), which soon proved to be a tremendous bargain.

1519 : Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci died in Cloux, France.

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