May 3 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
World Press Freedom Day
- International
Spring and Labor Day Holiday
Russia National Holiday
Cross Day
El salvador Observance
Constitution Day
Poland National Holiday
Constitution Memorial Day
Japan National Holiday
No Pants Day
- Weird

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.

Pentecost

Grandparents Day

Yom Kippur

Leif Erikson Day

Veterans Day

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