May 3 holidays in 2021

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National SAN Architect Day - Weird
National Lumpy Rug Day - Weird
National Garden Meditation Day - Weird
National Specially-Able Pets Day - Weird
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day - Weird
National Paranormal Day - Weird
National Chocolate Custard Day - Weird
National Raspberry Pop Over Day - Weird
National Textiles Day - Weird
National Montana Day - Weird
National Melanoma Monday - Weird
Labour Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Orthodox Easter Monday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Labor Day / May Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Cross Day El salvador Observance
Labour Day observed Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
World Press Freedom Day - International
May Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Easter Monday (Orthodox) Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Martyrdom of Imam Ali Iran National Holiday
Constitution Memorial Day Japan National Holiday
Unity Day observed Kazakhstan Public Holiday
Spring and Labor Day observed Russia National Holiday
Labor Day / May Day observed Tajikistan Public Holiday
Labor Day observed Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
International Labor Day observed Vietnam National Holiday
Labor Day (Day 2) Bosnia and herzegovina Public Holiday
Easter Monday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
May Day observed Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Early May Bank Holiday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
International Labour Day observed Kosovo Official Holiday
Constitution Day Poland National Holiday
Labor holiday second day Serbia National Holiday
Day of Madrid Spain (Madrid) Local Holiday
Orthodox Easter Day holiday Ukraine National Holiday, Orthodox
Spring Festival Egypt National Holiday

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.


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Ash Wednesday