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Thursday May 3, 2018

May 3: Day of the Week

May 3, 2018 was the 123rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1808
    Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.
  • 1808
    Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
  • 1815
    Neapolitan War: Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive engagement of the war.
  • 1860
    Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1877
    Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game.
  • 1920
    A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
  • 1942
    World War II: Japanese naval troops invade Tulagi Island in the Solomon Islands during the first part of Operation Mo that results in the Battle of the Coral Sea between Japanese forces and forces from the United States and Australia.
  • 1945
    World War II: Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay.
  • 1960
    The Off-Broadway musical comedy, The Fantasticks, opens in New York City’s Greenwich Village, eventually becoming the longest-running musical of all time.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 3?

  • 1469
    Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and political author (d. 1527)
  • 1860
    John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist (d. 1936)
  • 1877
    Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (d. 1925)
  • 1903
    Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977)
  • 1905
    Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (d. 1988)
  • 1907
    Dorothy Young, American entertainer (d. 2011)
  • 1920
    John Lewis, American jazz pianist and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 2001)
  • 1952
    Caitlin Clarke. American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1966
    Peter Abbay, American actor
  • 1973
    Brad Martin, American musician

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