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Today in sports history: May 2

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In 1939, Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees does not play against the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium, ending his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. See more sports moments from this date:

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1980, 35 people were killed when a freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, and more events that happened on thi…

In 1968, Jim “Catfish” Hunter of the Oakland A’s pitches a perfect game, beating the Minnesota Twins 4-0. It is the first perfect game in the …

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The espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the “Pentagon Papers” case came to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all …

In 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift, and m…

In 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg caught fire and crashed while attempting to dock, and more events that happened on this…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bono, Kenan Thompson, Missy Franklin, Suzan-Lori Parks, Victoria Ro…

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In 1970, Ernie Banks hits his 500th career home run off Pat Jarvis in the Chicago Cubs’ 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Wrigley Field. See more sp…

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Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, ending its role in World War II, and more events that happ…

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In 1995, Reggie Miller scores eight points in the last 16 seconds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 107-105 playoff win over the New York Knicks…

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