What Happened on May 3, 1916

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Irish Nationalists Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke are executed by firing squad following their involvement in the Easter Rising

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • Léopold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, born in Saint-Flavien, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Pierre Emmanuel [Noël Mathieu], French poet (Sodome), born in Gan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 1984)