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Monday May 3, 2021

May 3: Day of the Week

May 3, 2021 is the 123rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

May 2021
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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
    Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
  • 1830
    The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel.
  • 1913
    Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry.
  • 1915
    The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
  • 1928
    Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules, in Shelley v. Kraemer, that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities are legally unenforceable.
  • 1952
    Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
  • 1952
    The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time on the CBS network.
  • 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.

Who were born on May 3?

  • 1446
    Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1503)
  • 1860
    John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist (d. 1936)
  • 1867
    J.T. Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1944)
  • 1940
    Konrad “Conny” Plank, German record producer and musician
  • 1949
    Ken Hom, Chinese American chef
  • 1958
    Sandi Toksvig, Danish born writer, broadcaster and comedian
  • 1959
    Uma Bharati, Indian politician
  • 1972
    Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter
  • 1977
    Mashima Hiro, Japanese manga artist of Rave Master and Fairy Tail
  • 1977
    Ryan Dempster, American baseball player

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