On this day: May 2

Published On: May 01 2013 03:30:28 PM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Leonardo da Vinci dies, Lou Gehrig sits out a game for the first time in 14 years, the Soviets capture Berlin, and a version of "The Scream" sells for a record amount at auction, all on this day.

OTD May 2 - Stonewall Jackson
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1863: Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson is wounded by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville. He would survive the shooting with the loss of an arm to amputation but succumbed to pneumonia eight days later.

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