May 3rd Events

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May 3rd, 2007 (May 03 2007)EventBritish girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
May 3rd, 2006 (May 03 2006)EventArmavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board, with no survivors.
May 3rd, 2006 (May 03 2006)EventZacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia.
May 3rd, 2003 (May 03 2003)EventNew Hampshire s famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.
May 3rd, 2002 (May 03 2002)EventA military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
May 3rd, 2001 (May 03 2001)EventThe United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
May 3rd, 2000 (May 03 2000)EventThe sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
May 3rd, 1999 (May 03 1999)EventOklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.
May 3rd, 1999 (May 03 1999)EventThe Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.
May 3rd, 1999 (May 03 1999)EventStephen Hendry defeats Mark Williams 18-11 to win the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.
May 3rd, 1991 (May 03 1991)EventThe Declaration of Windhoek is signed.
May 3rd, 1987 (May 03 1987)EventA crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop restrictor plate racing the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.
May 3rd, 1986 (May 03 1986)EventTwenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes in an airliner (Flight UL512) at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
May 3rd, 1979 (May 03 1979)EventConservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom s first female prime minister as the Labour government is ousted in parliamentary elections.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
May 3rd, 1978 (May 03 1978)EventThe first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as "spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.
May 3rd, 1973 (May 03 1973)EventThe Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out as the world s tallest building.
May 3rd, 1963 (May 03 1963)EventThe police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing newfound attention to the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
May 3rd, 1960 (May 03 1960)EventThe Off-Broadway musical comedy, The Fantasticks, opens in New York City s Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.
May 3rd, 1960 (May 03 1960)EventThe Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Anne Frank Quotes
May 3rd, 1957 (May 03 1957)EventWalter O Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
May 3rd, 1952 (May 03 1952)EventLieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
May 3rd, 1951 (May 03 1951)EventLondon s Royal Festival Hall opens.
May 3rd, 1951 (May 03 1951)EventThe Festival of Britain opens.
May 3rd, 1951 (May 03 1951)EventThe United States Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees begin their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
May 3rd, 1951 (May 03 1951)EventThe Kentucky Derby is televised for the first time.
May 3rd, 1948 (May 03 1948)EventThe U.S. Supreme Court rules that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.
May 3rd, 1947 (May 03 1947)EventNew post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
May 3rd, 1946 (May 03 1946)EventThe International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
May 3rd, 1945 (May 03 1945)EventWorld War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lubeck Bay.
May 3rd, 1942 (May 03 1942)EventWorld War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia. Solomon Quotes
May 3rd, 1939 (May 03 1939)EventThe All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.Subhash Chandra Bose Quotes
May 3rd, 1937 (May 03 1937)EventGone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
May 3rd, 1933 (May 03 1933)EventNellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman to head the United States Mint.
May 3rd, 1928 (May 03 1928)EventJapanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
May 3rd, 1924 (May 03 1924)EventAleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber.
May 3rd, 1921 (May 03 1921)EventWest Virginia imposes the first state sales tax.
May 3rd, 1916 (May 03 1916)EventThe leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
May 3rd, 1901 (May 03 1901)EventThe Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
May 3rd, 1867 (May 03 1867)EventThe Hudson s Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
May 3rd, 1860 (May 03 1860)EventCharles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
May 3rd, 1849 (May 03 1849)EventThe May Uprising in Dresden beginsthe last of the German revolutions of 1848.
May 3rd, 1837 (May 03 1837)EventThe University of Athens is founded.
May 3rd, 1830 (May 03 1830)EventThe Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is openedied in It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
May 3rd, 1815 (May 03 1815)EventNeapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
May 3rd, 1808 (May 03 1808)EventFinnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
May 3rd, 1808 (May 03 1808)EventPeninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are fired upon near Principe Pio hill.
May 3rd, 1802 (May 03 1802)EventWashington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.
May 3rd, 1791 (May 03 1791)EventThe Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
May 3rd, 1715 (May 03 1715)Event"Edmund Halley s" total solar eclipse (the last one visible in London, United Kingdom for almost 900 years).
May 3rd, 1494 (May 03 1494)EventChristopher Columbus first sights land that will be called Jamaica.Christopher Columbus Quotes
May 3rd, 1491 (May 03 1491)EventKongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of Joao I.

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