On this day: May 10

POSTED: 02:38 PM PDT May 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 09, 2013 

The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed, "Rock Around the Clock" is released, The Incredible Hulk makes his debut, Wilt Chamberlain plays his last game, and Nelson Mandela is inaugurated, all on this day.

OTD May 10 - Stonewall Jackson
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1863: Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after being accidentally shot by his own troops during the Battle of Chancellorsville. The 39-year-old general's death would prove to be a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and of the general public.

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