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5/2/2013 12:23:00 PM
World Almanac for May 2, 2013

Today is the 122nd day of 2013 and the 44th day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1611, the King James Bible was first published in London.

In 1918, General Motors Corp. purchased Chevrolet Motor Co.

In 1945, tens of thousands of German troops in Berlin surrendered to the Soviet Union's Red Army.

In 2007, the International Criminal Court issued the first two arrest warrants for individuals accused of war crimes in Darfur, Sudan.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Benjamin Spock (1903-1998), author/physician; Engelbert Humperdinck (1936- ), singer; Christine Baranski (1952- ), actress; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (1972- ), wrestler/actor; David Beckham (1975- ), soccer player; Lily Allen (1985- ), singer.

TODAY'S FACT: There are 66 books in the King James Bible, 39 of which are in the Old Testament.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1939, "The Iron Horse" Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees benched himself for poor play, ending his streak of consecutive games played at 2,130.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "There are only two things a child will share willingly -- communicable diseases and his mother's age." -- Benjamin Spock

TODAY'S NUMBER: 80 -- air combat victories credited to German fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen, the infamous Red Baron of World War I, who was born on this day in 1892.

TODAY'S MOON: Last quarter moon (May 2).

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