May 3 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Lag B'Omer
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Lag BaOmer
United states Jewish Holiday
National Day of Prayer
United states Observance
Cross Day
El salvador Observance
Constitution Day
Poland National Holiday
Constitution Memorial Day
Japan National Holiday
World Press Freedom Day
- International

Historical Events on May 3

  • 1837: In the city of Athens in Greece, the University of Athens is started.
  • 1855: William Walker and sixty men leave San Francisco it conquer Nicaragua.
  • 1867: The Hudson Bay Company gives up its claim to Vancouver Island.
  • 1921: West Virginia is the first U.S State to pass a law creating a broad-sweeping sales tax. However, it isn’t implemented for several years due to problems with enforcement.
  • 1937: Margaret Mitchell wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the novel Gone with the Wind.
  • 1942: Imperial Japanese naval forces invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Island Chain. This will result in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and U.S and Australian forces.
  • 1947: A new Japanese constitution goes into effect after WWII.
  • 1948: The United States Supreme Court rules that courts cannot enforce racial covenants on real estate during Shelley v. Kraemer.
  • 1951: Royal Festival Hall in London opens on this day.
  • 1951: Closed-door hearing on the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by United States President Harry Truman is begun by the U.S Senate Committee on the Armed Services & the U.S Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
  • 1978: A Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative sends a bulk commercial email to every ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) address on the Western Coast of the U.S. This is the first official instance of SPAM.
  • 1986: After a bomb explodes on Flight UL 512 in Sri Lanka, 21 people are killed and another 41 are injured.
  • 1999: Over 660 people are injured and another 45 are killed during an F5 tornado in Oklahoma City.

Famous Birthdays on May 3

  • German-French physicist, poet and Nobel Prize laureate, Alfred Kastler is born in 1902.
  • American singer and actor, Bing Crosby is born in 1903.
  • American actress Mary Astor is born in 1906.
  • American poet and novelist, May Sarton is born in 1912.
  • American novelist and playwright, William Inge is born in 1913.
  • American singer-songwriter James Brown is born in 1933.

American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Steven Weinberg is born in 1933.