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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1791The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- 1867The Hudson’s Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
- 1877Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game.
- 1915The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
- 1928Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
- 1936Joe DiMaggio, familiarly referred to as Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper makes his major league debut for the New York Yankees.
- 1939The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
- 1973The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world’s tallest building.
- 1986Twenty-one people are killed and forty-one are injured after a bomb explodes in an airliner (Flight UL512) at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
- 1999The southwestern portion of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is devastated by an F5 tornado killing forty-five people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado is one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak. This is the strongest tornado ever recorded with wind speeds of up to 318 mph.
Who were born on May 3?
- 1873Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)
- 1896Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Flying ace (d. 1917)
- 1910Norman Corwin, American radio pioneer
- 1938Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
- 1959David Ball, English musician (Soft Cell)
- 1965John Jensen, Danish footballer
- 1966Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor
- 1968Shane Minor, American singer
- 1971Damon Dash, American label executive
- 1981Farrah Franklin, American singer (former member of Destiny’s Child)
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