On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1845

Historical Events

  • 1st African American lawyer, Macon B Allen, admitted to the bar in Massachusetts
  • Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton, China

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), dies at 45
1845 Highlights

About May 3, 1845

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 176 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus