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
Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.
Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
The May Uprising in Dresden begins – the last of the German revolutions of 1848.
Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game.
The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to issues surrounding its enforcement.
The 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.
Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes in an airliner (Flight UL512) at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
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?
Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician (d. 1940)
Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
John Lewis, American jazz pianist and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 2001)
Joe Ames, American singer (d. 2007)
Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989)
David Hookes, Australian cricketer (d. 2004)
Steve McClaren, English football manager
Brad Scott, Australian rules footballer and coach
Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-born American football player
Who died on May 3?
Leslie Harvey, Scottish guitar player for Stone the Crows (b. 1944)
Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver (b. 1976)
Joe Adcock, American baseball player (b. 1927)
John Joseph O'Connor, Cardinal Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
Karel Appel, Dutch painter (b. 1921)
Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo, Spanish former Prime Minister (b. 1926)
Ton Lutz, Dutch actor (b. 1919)
Guenter Wendt, German-American engineer (b. 1923)
Jackie Cooper, American actor (b. 1922)
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