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Sunday May 3, 2020

May 3: Day of the Week

May 3, 2020 is the 124th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac 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.

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May 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1491
    Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries, adopting the baptismal name of João I.
  • 1860
    Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1901
    The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • 1915
    The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
  • 1920
    A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
  • 1951
    London’s Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain
  • 1963
    The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics and responds with violent force to stop the “Birmingham campaign” protesters. Images of the violent suppression are transmitted worldwide, bringing newfound attention to the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    A crash by Bobby Allison at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama fencing at the start-finish line would lead NASCAR to develop restrictor plate racing the following season both at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega.
  • 2000
    The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.

Who were born on May 3?

  • 1713
    Alexis Claude de Clairaut, French mathematician (d. 1765)
  • 1761
    August von Kotzebue, German dramatist (d. 1819)
  • 1901
    Gino Cervi, Italian actor (d. 1974)
  • 1915
    Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer (d. 2003)
  • 1946
    Greg Gumbel, American broadcaster
  • 1958
    Kevin Kilner, American actor
  • 1966
    Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player
  • 1966
    Giorgos Agorogiannis, Greek footballer
  • 1979
    Steve Mack, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Jaycee Dugard, American kindnapping victim

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