Historical Events on May 3 (Part 2)

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  • 1999 Stephen Hendry defeats Mark Williams 18-11 to win the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.
  • 2000 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
  • 2001 The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
  • 2002 A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.

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2002 "Spider-Man", starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, premieres

  • 2003 New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.
  • 2003 129th Kentucky Derby: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 2:01.19
  • 2006 Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board, with no survivors.
  • 2006 Zacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • 2007 British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
  • 2008 134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 2:01.82
  • 2012 59th National Film Awards (India): "Deool" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2013 Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China

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2013 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

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Adam Yauch
  • 2013 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2014 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66
  • 2014 61st National Film Awards (India): "Ship of Theseus" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2015 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League
  • 2015 62nd National Film Awards (India): "Court" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2016 Ted Cruz suspends his campaign to be the Republican Presidential nominee