On May 2, 1945, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin, and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.
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In 1519, artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France.
In 1890, the Oklahoma Territory was organized.
In 1936, “Peter and the Wolf,” a symphonic tale for children by Sergei Prokofiev, had its world premiere in Moscow.