About May 3

May 3, 2022 is the 123rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Taurus is the sun 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 264 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 3

  • 1491
    Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
  • 1815
    Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
  • 1837
    The University of Athens is founded in Athens, Greece.
  • 1877
    Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game.
  • 1915
    The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
  • 1920
    A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
  • 1928
    Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
  • 1939
    The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • 1945
    World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.
  • 1947
    New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    The Off-Broadway musical comedy, The Fantasticks, opens in New York City’s Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.
  • 1973
    The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world’s tallest building.
  • 1978
    The 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    New Hampshire’s famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.

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