On This Day..... May 3

MAY 3RD

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PARANORMAL DAY
  • TODAY IS MONTANA APPRECIATION DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CUSTARD DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL RASPBERRY POPOVER DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI (1469-1527)
  • GOLA MEIR (1898-1978)
  • BING CROSBY (1903-1977)
  • MARY ASTOR (1906-1987)
  • PETE SEEGER (1919-2014)
  • SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989)
  • ANN B. DAVIS (1926-2014)
  • JAMES BROWN (1933-2006)
  • FRANKIE VALLI (1934, 84)
  • DAVID KOCH (1940, 78)
  • RON WYDEN (1949, 69)
  • CHRISTOPHER CROSS (1951, 67)
  • DAVID VITTER (1961, 57)
  • NINA GARCIA (1965, 53)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1494, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DISCOVERS JAMAICA
  • IN 1654, THE FIRST TOLL BRIDGE IN THE COLONIES IN ROWLEY, MASSACHUSETTS BEGINS CHARGING FOR ANIMALS TO PASS OVER IT
  • IN 1662, CONNECTICUT IS CHARTERED AS A COLONY
  • IN 1765, THE FIRST AMERICAN MEDICAL SCHOOL OPENS IN PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1802, WASHINGTON D.C. INCORPORATES AS A CITY
  • IN 1820, THE MISSOURRI COMPROMISE BANS SLAVERY WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND NORTH OF MISSOURRI
  • IN 1851, THE SIXTH IN A STRING OF FIRES IN SAN FRANCISCO BURNS DOWN ALMOST 2,000 BUILDINGS
  • IN 1863, THE BATTLES OF FREDRICKSBURG AND SALEM CHURCH TAKE PLACE IN VIRGINIA DURING THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1921, WEST VIRGINIA IS THE FIRST STATE TO IMPOSE A STATE SALES TAX
  • IN 1936, JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYS IN HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE GAME
  • IN 1937, MARGARET MITCHELL WINS THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR “GONE WITH THE WIND”
  • IN 1938, THE FLOSSENBURG CONCENTRATION CAMP OPENS
  • IN 1942, THE NAZIS BEGIN FORCING JEWS TO WEAR A STAR
  • IN 1943, UPTON SINCLAIR WINS A PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAGON’S TEETH
  • IN 1944, “MEET ME IN SAINT LOUIS” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1944, BING CROSBY’S “GOING MY WAY” OPENS
  • IN 1948, THE CBS EVENING NEWS BEGINS BROADCASTING
  • IN 1960, “THE FANTASTICKS” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1960, THE ANNE FRANK HOUSE OPENS IN THE NETHERLANDS
  • IN 1971, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO BEGINS BROADCASTING, INCLUDING ITS SIGNATURE SHOW “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED”
  • IN 1971, THE NIXON ADMINISTRATION HAS 13,000 ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS ARRESTED
  • IN 1973, THE SEARS TOWER IN CHICAGO REACHES ITS MAXIMUM HEIGHT
  • IN 1976, SAUL BELLOW WINS THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR “HUMBOLDT’S GIFT”
  • IN 1976, DAVID BOWIE BEGINS A SIX NIGHT SOLD OUT ENGAGEMENT AT WEMBLEY
  • IN 1978, DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION SENDS THE FIRST SPAM E-MAIL
  • IN 1980, BOB SEGER HITS #1 WITH “AGAINST THE WIND”
  • IN 1982, PRESIDENT REAGAN DOES HIS DEBUT FIVE MINUTE WEEKLY RADIO ADDRESS
  • IN 1986, ROBERT PALMER GOES TO #1 WITH “ADDICTED TO LOVE”
  • IN 1991, “DALLAS” AIRS ITS FINAL EPISODE ON CBS
  • IN 1991, ULF SAMUELSSON TAKES A CHEAP SHOT AT CAM NEELY WHICH WOULD EVENTUALLY CUT HIS NHL CAREER SHORT
  • IN 1993, “KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1997, 25 YEAR OLD DWAYNE JOHNSON MARRIES 28 YEAR OLD DANY GARCIA
  • IN 1997, NOTORIOUS B.I.G. HITS #1 WITH “HYPNOTIZE” 2 MONTHS AFTER HIS DEATH
  • IN 2000, FOX AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “PARTY OF FIVE”
  • IN 2002, “SPIDER MAN” OPENS WITH TOBEY MAGUIRE IN THE LEAD ROLE
  • IN 2003, THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN COLLAPSES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  • IN 2016, TED CRUZ GIVES UP ON TRYING TO WIN THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT

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