On this day: May 2

POSTED: 01:30 PM PDT May 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 01, 2015 

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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