Monday, 3 May 2010

May 3 - Summary

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May 3 - Events

May 3rd Details:
May 3rd Events:
1491 – Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries - he adopted the baptismal name of João I.
1715 – "Edmund Halley's" total solar eclipse - this was the last one visible in London, UK for almost 900 years.
1791 – The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1802 – Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.
1808 – Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia (Finnish War).
1808 – Peninsular War - Madrid rebels who rose up on May 2 are fired upon near Príncipe Pío hill.
1815 – Neapolitan War - Joachim Murat, King of Naples is defeated by the Austrians at the Battle of Tolentino.
1830 – The Canterbury & Whitstable Railway is opened.
1837 – University of Athens is founded.
1849 – May Uprising in Dresden begins – the last of the German revolutions of 1848.
1860 – Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned the king of Sweden.
1867 – The Hudson's Bay Company finally gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
1901 – The Great Fire of 1901 begins in Jacksonville, Florida.
1913 – Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released - considered the beginning of the Indian film industry.
1915 – The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
1916 – The leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
1920 – A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
1921 – West Virginia imposes the first state sales tax.
1924 – Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska
1928 – Japanese atrocities occur in Jinan, China.
1933 – Nellie Tayloe Ross - first woman to head the United States Mint.
1937 – The novel 'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
1939 – The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
1942 – 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 (World War II).
1945 – Sinking of the prison ships Cap Arcona, Thielbek & Deutschland by the Royal Air Force in Lübeck Bay (World War II).
1946 – International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo - 28 Japanese military & government officials accused of war crimes & crimes against humanity.
1947 – New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks & other minorities are legally unenforceable.
1951 – London's Royal Festival Hall opens with the Festival of Britain
1951 – The United States Senate Armed Services & Foreign Relations Committees begin their closed door hearings into the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur by U.S. President Harry Truman.
1951 – The Kentucky Derby is televised for the first time.
1952 – Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher & William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole.
1957 – Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
1960 – The Fantasticks, the Off-Broadway musical comedy, opens in New York City's Greenwich Village; is longest-running musical of all time.
1960 – Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1963 – The police force in Birmingham, Alabama switches tactics & responds with violent force to stop the "Birmingham campaign" protesters.
1973 – The Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out as the world's tallest building.
1978 – The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail.
1986 – Bomb explodes in an airliner (Flight UL512) at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka.
1999 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is hit by an F5 tornado.
2000 – The sport of geocaching begins - first cache placed & the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
2001 – The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission.
2003 – New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.
2006 – Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board.
2006 – Zacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia.

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May 3 - Deaths

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May 3nd Deaths:
1152 – Matilda of Boulogne - Queen of England (b. 1105)
1160 – Peter Lombard - Italian scholar & bishop (b. c. 1100)
1270 – King Béla IV of Hungary (b. 1206)
1294 – John I - Duke of Brabant (b. 1252)
1481 – Mehmed II - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1432)
1598 – Anna Guarini - Italian singer (b. 1563)
1606 – Henry Garnet - English Jesuit (executed) (b. 1555)
1616 – William Shakespeare - English writer & actor (b. 1564) (his death is commonly accepted to be on April 23, according to the Julian calendar)
1622 – Pedro Páez - Spanish Jesuit missionary (b. 1564)
1679 – James Sharp - Scottish archbishop (assassinated) (b. 1613)
1693 – Claude de Rouvroy - duc de Saint-Simon, French courtier (b. 1607)
1704 – Heinrich Ignaz Biber - Bohemian composer (b. 1644)
1724 – John Leverett the Younger - American President of Harvard (b. 1662)
1750 – John Willison - Scottish minister & writer (b. 1680)
1752 – Samuel Ogle - British provincial Governor of Maryland (b. c.1692)
1758 – Pope Benedict XIV (b. 1675)
1763 – George Psalmanazar - British impostor (b. 1679)
1764 – Francesco Algarotti - Italian philosopher (b. 1712)
1779 – John Winthrop - American astronomer (b. 1714)
1793 – Martin Gerbert - German theologian & historian (b. 1720)
1839 – Ferdinando Paer - Italian composer (b. 1771)
1856 – Adolphe Charles Adam - French composer (b. 1803)
1918 – Charlie Soong - Christian Missionary
1921 – Théodore Pilette - Belgian racing driver (b. 1883)
1942 – Thorvald Stauning - Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)
1958 – Frank Foster - English cricketer (b. 1889)
1969 – Zakir Hussain - 3rd President of India, (b. 1897)
1972 – Bruce Cabot - American film actor (b. 1904)
1978 – Bill Downs - American broadcast journalist (b. 1914)
1987 – Dalida - French singer (b. 1933)
1988 – Lev Semenovich Pontryagin - Russian mathematician (b. 1908)
1989 – Christine Jorgensen - American transsexual (b. 1926)
1989 – Edward Ochab - Polish Communist politician (b. 1906)
1991 – Jerzy Kosiński - Polish-born writer (b. 1933)
1991 – Mohammed Abdel Wahab - Egyptian singer & composer (b. 1907)
1992 – George Murphy - American dancer, actor & politician (b. 1902)
1996 – Dimitri Fampas - Greek guitarist (b. 1921)
1996 – Alex Kellner - American baseball player (b. 1924)
1996 – Jack Weston - American actor (b. 1924)
1997 – Sébastien Enjolras - French racing driver (b. 1976)
1997 – Narciso Yepes - Spanish classical guitarist (b. 1927)
1999 – Joe Adcock - American baseball player (b. 1927)
1999 – Steve Chiasson - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
2000 – John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor - Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
2001 – Billy Higgins - American drummer (b. 1936)
2002 – Barbara Castle - British politician (b. 1910)
2002 – Evgeny Svetlanov - Russian composer & pianist (b. 1928)
2003 – Suzy Parker - American actress (b. 1932)
2004 – Anthony Ainley - British actor (b. 1932)
2004 – Ken Downing - British racing driver (b. 1917)
2004 – Darrell Johnson - American baseball player (b. 1928)
2006 – Karel Appel - Dutch painter (b. 1921)
2006 – Pramod Mahajan - Indian politician (b. 1949)
2006 – Earl Woods - Athlete & father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)
2007 – Warja Honegger-Lavater - Swiss illustrator (b. 1913)
2007 – Wally Schirra - American astronaut (b. 1923)
2007 – Knock Yokoyama - Japanese comedian & politician (b. 1932)
2008 – Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo - Spanish former Primer Minister (b. 1926)
2009 – Ram Shewalkar - Indian Marathi writer (b.1931)

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May 3 - Births

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May 3rd Births:
612 – Constantine III - Byzantine Emperor (d. 641)
1415 – Cecily Neville - mother of Edward IV of England & Richard III of England (d. 1495)
1428 – Pedro González de Mendoza - Spanish cardinal & statesman (d. 1495)
1446 – Margaret of York - wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1503)
1469 – Niccolò Machiavelli - Italian historian & political author (d. 1527)
1662 – Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann - German architect (d. 1736)
1695 – Henri Pitot - Italian-born French engineer (d. 1771)
1713 – Alexis Clairault - French mathematician (d. 1765)
1761 – August von Kotzebue - German dramatist (d. 1819)
1764 – Elisabeth of France - sister of Louis XVI, guillotined (d. 1794)
1768 – Charles Tennant - Scottish chemist & industrialist (d. 1838)
1826 – Charles - Crown Prince of Sweden-Norway (d. 1872)
1835 – Alfred Austin - English poet (d. 1913)
1844 – Richard D'Oyly Carte - English theatrical impresario (d. 1901)
1849 – Jacob August Riis - American journalist (d. 1914)
1849 – Bernhard von Bülow - Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
1857 – George Gore - American baseball player (d. 1933)
1859 – Andy Adams - American author (d. 1935)
1860 – John Scott Haldane - Scottish physiologist (d. 1936)
1860 – Vito Volterra - Italian mathematician (d. 1940)
1861 – Emmett Dalton - American outlaw (d. 1937)
1867 – J.T. Hearne - English cricketer (d. 1944)
1870 – Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1948)
1873 – Pavlo Skoropadsky - Ukrainian general (d. 1945)
1874 – François Coty - French perfume manufacturer (d. 1934)
1874 – V. Walfrid Ekman - Swedish oceanographer (d. 1954)
1877 – Karl Abraham - German psychoanalyst (d. 1925)
1879 – Fergus McMaster - Australian businessman (d. 1950)
1886 – Marcel Dupré - French organist & composer (d. 1971)
1887 – Marika Kotopouli - Greek actress (d. 1954)
1888 – Beulah Bondi - American actress (d. 1981)
1891 – Tadeusz Peiper - Polish poet (d. 1969)
1892 – George Paget Thomson - English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1893 – Konstantine Gamsakhurdia - Georgian writer & public benefactor (d. 1975)
1895 – Cornelius Van Til - philosopher & Christian apologist (d. 1987)
1896 – Dodie Smith - English novelist & playwright (d. 1990)
1896 – Karl Allmenroder - German World War I Ace (d. 1917)
1898 – Golda Meir - Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1978)
1901 – Gino Cervi - Italian actor (d. 1974)
1902 – Alfred Kastler - French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1903 – Bing Crosby - American singer & actor (d. 1977)
1905 – Werner Fenchel - German mathematician (d. 1988)
1906 – Anna E. Roosevelt - American radio personality, daughter of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (d. 1975)
1906 – Mary Astor - Academy Award-winning American actress (d. 1987)
1907 – Dorothy Young - American entertainer
1910 – Norman Corwin - American radio pioneer
1912 – Virgil Fox - American organist (d. 1980)
1913 – William Inge - American playwright (d. 1973)
1915 – Stu Hart - Canadian professional wrestler & trainer (d. 2003)
1916 – Léopold Simoneau - French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)
1917 – Betty Comden - American lyricist (d. 2006)
1918 – Ted Bates - English former footballer (d. 2003)
1919 – John Cullen Murphy - American comic strip artist (d. 2004)
1919 – Pete Seeger - American singer
1920 – John Lewis - American jazz pianist & composer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 2001)
1921 – Sugar Ray Robinson - American boxer (d. 1989)
1921 – Joe Ames - American singer (d. 2007)
1922 – Len Shackleton - English former footballer (d. 2000)
1923 – Ralph Hall - American politician
1923 – George Hadjinikos - Greek pianist & conductor
1924 – Yehuda Amichai - Israeli poet (d. 2000)
1924 – Ken Tyrrell - English founder of eponymous F1 racing team (d. 2001)
1925 – Jean Séguy - French sociologist of religions (d. 2007)
1926 – Ann B. Davis - American actress
1928 – Dave Dudley - American singer (d. 2003)
1932 – Robert Osborne - American film historian
1933 – James Brown - American singer & dancer (d. 2006)
1933 – Steven Weinberg - American physicist, Nobel laureate
1933 – Alex Cord - American actor
1934 – Henry Cooper - English boxer
1934 – Georges Moustaki - Egyptian born Greek-French singer & songwriter
1934 – Frankie Valli - American singer (The Four Seasons)
1935 – Ron Popeil - American inventor
1937 – Nélida Piñon - Brazilian writer
1938 – Chris Cannizzaro - American baseball player
1940 – Konrad "Conny" Plank - German record producer & musician
1940 – Clemens Westerhof - Dutch football manager
1941 – Edward "Monk" Malloy - American university president
1942 – Věra Čáslavská - Czech gymnast
1942 – Dave Marash - American journalist
1942 – C.L. Otter - American politician, governor of Idaho
1943 – Jim Risch - American politician, junior senator of Idaho
1945 – Davey Lopes - American baseball player & coach
1946 – Norm Chow - American football coach
1946 – Greg Gumbel - American broadcaster
1946 – Silvino Francisco - South African snooker player
1948 – Chris Mulkey - American actor
1947 – Doug Henning - Canadian magician (d. 2000)
1949 – Ron Wyden - American politician, senior senator of Oregon
1949 – Ken Hom - Chinese American Chef
1950 – Mary Hopkin - Welsh Singer
1951 – Christopher Cross - American musician
1951 – Tatyana Tolstaya - Russian writer
1952 – Charles Baldwin - American political figure
1952 – Caitlin Clarke. American actress (d. 2004)
1952 – Allan Wells - British athlete
1953 – Gary Young - American drummer (Pavement)
1955 – David Hookes - Australian cricketer (d. 2004)
1956 – Marc Bellemare - French Canadian lawyer & politician
1957 – Rod Langway - American ice hockey player
1958 – Kevin Kilner - American actor
1958 – S&i Toksvig - Danish born writer & broadcaster
1958 – Susanna Kwan - Hong Kong singer
1959 – David Ball - English musician (Soft Cell)
1959 – Uma Bharati - Indian politician
1959 – Ben Elton - British comedian & author
1960 – Amy Steel - American actress
1961 – Steve McClaren - English football manager
1961 – Joe Murray - American cartoonist
1961 – David Vitter - American politician, junior senator of Louisiana
1962 – &ers Graneheim - Swedish bodybuilder
1963 – Jeff Hornacek - American basketball player
1963 – Jamie Reeves - British strongman
1963 – Sally Whittaker - English actress
1964 – Ron Hextall - Canadian ice hockey player
1965 – Rob Brydon - Welsh comedian
1965 – Nina Garcia - Colombian-American fashion expert & television personality
1965 – John Jensen - Danish footballer
1965 – Mikhail Prokhorov - Russian self-made businessman
1966 – Peter Abbay - American actor
1966 – Firdous Bamji - Indian-American actor
1966 – Darren Morgan - Welsh snooker player
1968 – Shane Minor - American singer
1969 – Daryl F. Mallett - American writer/editor
1970 – Jeffrey Sebelia - American fashion designer
1971 – Damon Dash - American label executive
1971 – Josey Scott - American singer (Saliva)
1972 – Shonie Carter - American MMA fighter
1972 – Suzi Suzuki - former Japanese adult actress
1973 – Brad Martin - American musician
1973 – Rea Garvey - Irish musician
1974 – Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan
1974 – Peter Everitt - Australian football player
1975 – Willie Geist - American television personality
1975 – Christina Hendricks - American actress
1975 – Dulé Hill - American actor
1975 – Maksim Mrvica - Croatian pianist
1976 – Jeff Halpern - American ice hockey player
1976 – Brad Scott - Australian rules footballer & coach
1977 – Mashima Hiro - Japanese Mangaka of Rave Master & Fairy Tail
1977 – Ryan Dempster - American baseball player
1977 – Tyronn Lue - American basketball player
1978 – Paul Banks - American vocalist (Interpol)
1978 – Autumn Phillips - member of the British royal family
1978 – Lawrence Tynes - American football player
1979 – Steve Mack - American professional wrestler
1980 – Zuzana Ondrášková - Czech tennis player
1980 – Marcel Vigneron - American chef (Top Chef)
1981 – Farrah Franklin - American singer (former member of Destiny's Child)
1982 – Igor Olshansky - Ukrainian-born American football player
1983 – Joseph Addai - American football player
1983 – Romeo Castelen - Dutch footballer
1983 – Márton Fülöp - Hungarian footballer
1983 – Myriam Fares - Lebanese singer
1984 – Cheryl Burke - American dancer
1989 – Katinka Hosszu - Hungarian swimmer

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May 2 - Summary

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