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May 3rd is the 123rd day of the year (124th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about May 3rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 3rd
1469 Niccolò Machiavelli (historian, politician, philosopher, writer)
1892 George Paget Thomson (physicist)
1898 Golda Meir (Israeli Prime Minister)
1903 Bing Crosby (singer, actor)
1921 Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer)
1933 James Brown (singer)
1934 Henry Cooper (boxer)
1940 David Koch (businessman, chemical engineer, philanthropist, political activist)
1952 Allan Wells (runner)
1959 Ben Elton (comedian, author)
1961 Steve McClaren (soccer manager)
1982 Rebecca Hall (actress)
May 3rd in History
1802 The city of Washington DC incorporated.
1901 A boiler explosion at a candle causes a fire which spreads to much of Jacksonville. Eventually 146 city blocks containing more than 2,000 buildings are destroyed as a result of the fire.
1916 The leaders of the Easter Rising against British rule are executed in Dublin, Ireland.
1926 A nine day General Strike in the UK, begins.
1937 Gone with the Wind wins a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
1947 Japan's post-war constitution comes into effect.
1951 The Royal Festival Hall opens in London.
1960 European Free Trade Association (EFTA) established.
1973 Sears Tower in Chicago becomes the world's tallest building.
1978 The first spam email is sent by a DEC marketing representative to ARPANET addresses.
2000 The sport of geocaching is created, when the first cache is placed and its GPS coordinates posted on Usenet.
2007 Disappearance of Madeline McCann - an unsolved case to this day.
May 3rd is also
World Press Freedom Day
Constitution Day (Japan)
Constitution Day (Poland)
Feast of Saints Antonia and Alexander (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Juvenal (Catholicism)
People born on May 3rd are Taurus
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