What happened this day in history May 3

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

  • 1791
    The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1916
    The leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
  • 1928
    Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
  • 1937
    Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  • 1942
    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.
  • 1957
    Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
  • 1987
    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.
  • 2000
    The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
  • 2002
    A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
  • 2003
    New Hampshire’s famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.

Who were born on May 3?

  • 612
    Constantine III, Byzantine Emperor (d. 641)
  • 1415
    Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (d. 1495)
  • 1695
    Henri Pitot, Italian-born French engineer (d. 1771)
  • 1849
    Jacob August Riis, American journalist (d. 1914)
  • 1896
    Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Flying ace (d. 1917)
  • 1922
    Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1928
    Dave Dudley, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1945
    Davey Lopes, American baseball player and coach
  • 1965
    Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian self-made businessman
  • 1983
    Myriam Fares, Lebanese singer

Who died on May 3?

  • 1160
    Peter Lombard, Italian scholar and bishop (b. c. 1100)
  • 1622
    Pedro Páez, Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1564)
  • 1763
    George Psalmanazar, British impostor (b. 1679)
  • 1839
    Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer (b. 1771)
  • 1910
    Howard Taylor Ricketts, American bacteriologist. (b. 1871)
  • 1972
    Leslie Harvey, Scottish guitar player for Stone the Crows (b. 1944)
  • 1999
    Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2001
    Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
  • 2009
    Ton Lutz, Dutch actor (b. 1919)
  • 2011
    Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)

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