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What Happened on May 3rd This Day in History

Year Name
2016 Eighty-eight thousand people are evacuated from their homes in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada as a wildfire rips through the community, destroying approximately 2,400 homes and buildings.
2015 Two gunmen launch an attempted attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, which was held in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
2007 The three-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann disappears in Praia da Luz, Portugal, starting "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history".
2006 Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea near Sochi International Airport in Sochi, Russia, killing 113 people.
2001 The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
2000 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
1999 The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City is devastated by an F5 tornado, killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This tornado also produces the highest wind speed ever recorded, measured at 301 +/- 20 mph (484 +/- 32 km/h).
1999 Infiltration of Pakistani soldiers on Indian side results in the Kargil War.
1987 A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop the restrictor plate for the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.
1986 Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes on Air Lanka Flight 512 at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
1979 Margaret Thatcher wins the United Kingdom general election.
1978 The first unsolicited bulk commercial email (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.
1971 Erich Honecker becomes First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, remaining in power until 1989.
1968 Eighty-five people are killed when Braniff International Airways Flight 352 crashes near Dawson, Texas.
1963 The 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 new-found attention to the civil rights movement.
1957 Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles.
1952 Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
1952 The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network.
1951 London's Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain.
1951 The United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations begin their closed door hearings into the relief of Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.
1948 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Shelley v. Kraemer that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.
1947 New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
1945 World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.
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.
1939 The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
1928 The Jinan incident begins with the deaths of twelve Japanese civilians by Chinese forces in Jinan, China, which leads to Japanese retaliation and the deaths of over 2,000 Chinese civilians in the following days.
1921 Ireland is partitioned under British law by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, creating Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.
1921 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 enforcement issues.
1920 A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
1913 Raja Harishchandra, the first full-length Indian feature film, is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.
1901 The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
1855 American adventurer William Walker departs from San Francisco with about 60 men to conquer Nicaragua.
1849 The May Uprising in Dresden begins: The last of the German revolutions of 1848–49.
1848 The boar-crested Anglo-Saxon Benty Grange helmet is discovered in a barrow on the Benty Grange farm in Derbyshire.
1837 The University of Athens is founded in Athens, Greece.
1830 The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened; it is the first steam-hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
1815 Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples, is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
1808 Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
1808 Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
1802 Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city after Congress abolishes the Board of Commissioners, the District's founding government. The "City of Washington" is given a mayor-council form of government.
1791 The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1715 A total solar eclipse is visible across northern Europe and northern Asia, as predicted by Edmond Halley to within four minutes accuracy.
1616 Treaty of Loudun ends a French civil war.
1568 Angered by the brutal onslaught of Spanish troops at Fort Caroline, a French force burns the San Mateo fort and massacres hundreds of Spaniards.
1491 Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
1481 The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.
752 Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico, assumes the throne.
Famous People Born on May 3

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Year Name
1951 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian author and publicist
1849 Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
1893 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (d. 1975)
1928 Dave Dudley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
1968 Viliami Ofahengaue, Tongan-Australian rugby player
1874 Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (d. 1954)
1632 Catherine of St. Augustine, French-Canadian nurse and candidate for sainthood, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (d. 1668)
1976 Brad Scott, Australian footballer and coach
612 Constantine III, Byzantine emperor (d. 641)
1867 J. T. Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1944)
Famous People Deaths On May 3

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Date Name
2003 Suzy Parker, American model and actress (b. 1932)
1839 Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer (b. 1771)
1750 John Willison, Scottish minister and author (b. 1680)
1793 Martin Gerbert, German historian and theologian (b. 1720)
1779 John Winthrop, American mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1714)
1910 Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist (b. 1871)
1916 Tom Clarke, Irish rebel (b. 1858)
1970 Cemil Gürgen Erlertürk, Turkish footballer, coach, and pilot (b. 1918)
2009 Renée Morisset, Canadian pianist (b. 1928)
2012 Jorge Illueca, Panamanian politician, 30th President of Panama (b. 1918)