Historical Events on May 2 (Part 2)

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  • 2008 Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

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2008 The critically acclaimed "Iron Man", starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, is released

  • 2009 135th Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Mine That Bird wins in 2:02.66

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2011 Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 2011 The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.

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2012 'The Scream', by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (a pastel version) sells at auction for $119,922,500

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch

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2012 Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2013 14 members of the Sons of Iraq are killed in attacks in Fallujah, Iraq
  • 2013 100 people are killed by the Syrian Army in a raid on al-Bayda, Baniyas
  • 2013 60 miners are killed after a gold mine collapses in Jebel Amir, North Darfur, Sudan
  • 2013 Rhode Island becomes the tenth US state to legalize same-sex marriage
  • 2014 The Kiev regime launch a raid against pro-Russian forces, who respond by shooting down two helicopters
  • 2015 141st Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins
  • 2015 Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham
  • 2015 Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership

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2015 Fight of the Century: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao in 12 for the welterweight boxing title

  • 2016 Leicester City win the English Premier League title after starting the season at 5,000-1 odds
  • 2016 World Snooker Championship: Briton Mark Selby beats Ding Junhui of China 18-14, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield