TODAY IN HISTORY - May 2nd

1955 - Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof
1979 - 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell

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2000 - President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1729 - Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Stettin, Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, Empress of Russia (1762-96)
1948 - Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1972 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor
1985 - Kyle Busch, American race car driver

GOODBYE TO:

1519 - Leonardo da Vinci, artist/scientist, dies at 67
2010 - Lynn Redgrave, British actress (b. 1943)
2011 - Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and 'the most wanted man in the world' (b. 1957)

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