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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)

  • 1481
    The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.
  • 1830
    The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
  • 1849
    The May Uprising in Dresden begins – the last of the German revolutions of 1848.
  • 1860
    Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1920
    A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
  • 1937
    Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  • 1952
    Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world’s tallest building.
  • 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?

  • 1761
    August von Kotzebue, German dramatist (d. 1819)
  • 1870
    Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1948)
  • 1910
    Norman Corwin, American radio pioneer
  • 1942
    Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast
  • 1949
    Ken Hom, Chinese American chef
  • 1957
    Rod Langway, American ice hockey player
  • 1961
    Steve McClaren, English football manager
  • 1969
    Daryl F. Mallett, American writer/editor
  • 1975
    Christina Hendricks, American actress
  • 1975
    Valentino Lanús, Mexican actor

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