Here is what happened on May 2!
1519: Leonardo da Vinci died in Cloux, France. Da Vinci was an architect, civil engineer, painter, and more — a true Renaissance Man. He painted The Last Supper and Mona Lisa, drew the Vitruvian Man as a study of the male body, and founded the Milanese Academy. He invented machines for things like drilling wells, came up with ideas like how to tunnel through mountains, and improved canals and irrigation. He wrote copious notes but in a strange way. Find out his odd technique in Essential Biographies.