About May 3

May 3, 2024 is the 124th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 271 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.
  • 1802
    Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.
  • 1808
    Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
  • 1815
    Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
  • 1849
    The May Uprising in Dresden begins – the last of the German revolutions of 1848.
  • 1867
    The Hudson’s Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
  • 1913
    Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    London’s Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain
  • 1951
    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.
  • 1952
    Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
  • 1957
    Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    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.
  • 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.

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