What are the important events that happened on May 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
May 3: Facts & Myths About This Day
May 3 is the 123rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 20, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 450,000 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosatrigon’ day.
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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 274 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,055 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 3 Historical Events
The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
The leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
World 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.
Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
A 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.
The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
New Hampshire’s famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.
Who were born on May 3?
Constantine III, Byzantine Emperor (d. 641)
Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (d. 1495)
Henri Pitot, Italian-born French engineer (d. 1771)
Jacob August Riis, American journalist (d. 1914)
Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Flying ace (d. 1917)
Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
Dave Dudley, American singer (d. 2003)
Davey Lopes, American baseball player and coach
Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian self-made businessman
Myriam Fares, Lebanese singer
Who died on May 3?
Peter Lombard, Italian scholar and bishop (b. c. 1100)
Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1564)
George Psalmanazar, British impostor (b. 1679)
Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer (b. 1771)
Howard Taylor Ricketts, American bacteriologist. (b. 1871)
Leslie Harvey, Scottish guitar player for Stone the Crows (b. 1944)
Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
Ton Lutz, Dutch actor (b. 1919)
Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
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