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Friday May 3, 2019

May 3: Day of the Week

May 3, 2019 was the 123rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1877
    Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game.
  • 1916
    The leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
  • 1936
    Joe DiMaggio, familiarly referred to as Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper makes his major league debut for the New York Yankees.
  • 1939
    The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    The United States Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees begin their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.
  • 1952
    The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time on the CBS network.
  • 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?

  • 1879
    Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (d. 1950)
  • 1887
    Marika Kotopouli, Greek actress (d. 1954)
  • 1896
    Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1917
    Betty Comden, American lyricist (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Ralph Hall, American politician
  • 1932
    Robert Osborne, American film historian
  • 1959
    Uma Bharati, Indian politician
  • 1969
    Daryl F. Mallett, American writer/editor
  • 1977
    Mashima Hiro, Japanese manga artist of Rave Master and Fairy Tail
  • 1990
    Miranda Chartrand, Canadian singer

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