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Friday May 3, 2019

May 3: Day of the Week

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

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

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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.
  • 1791
    The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1808
    Peninsular War: The Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are executed near Príncipe Pío hill.
  • 1849
    The May Uprising in Dresden begins – the last of the German revolutions of 1848.
  • 1901
    The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • 1937
    Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  • 1939
    The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • 1952
    The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time on the CBS network.
  • 1957
    Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
  • 1973
    The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1.451 feet as the world’s tallest building.

Who were born on May 3?

  • 1446
    Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1503)
  • 1861
    Emmett Dalton, American outlaw (d. 1937)
  • 1887
    Marika Kotopouli, Greek actress (d. 1954)
  • 1895
    Cornelius Van Til, philosopher and Christian apologist (d. 1987)
  • 1915
    Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer (d. 2003)
  • 1921
    Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989)
  • 1922
    Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (d. 2000)
  • 1952
    Chuck Baldwin, American political figure
  • 1972
    Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter

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