On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1926

Volunteers Help Defeat General Strike

Historical Events

  • Britain's Trade Union Congress calls for the country's first ever general strike, begins at 1 minute to midnight in support striking coal miners, lasts 9 days
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)
  • US Marines land in Nicaragua (9 months after leaving), stay until 1933

Famous Deaths

  • Victor, Prince Napoléon [Napoléon V], French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
1926 Highlights

About May 3, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus