On This Day in History for May 3 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 147 of 147

  • 1965 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
  • 1965 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 2-1 in 10
  • 1965 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
  • 1965 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (Los Angeles California)
  • 1965 Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)
  • 1967 African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University
  • 1968 Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica Intl
  • 1970 Trans-Arabian Pipeline delivery from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, driving oil tanker rates to all time highs
  • 1971 "All Things Considered" premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
  • 1971 Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German communist party leader
  • 1971 National Public Radio begins programming
  • 1971 Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
  • 1971 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)
  • 1973 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 m), topped out
  • 1976 Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)

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1976 Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
  • 1978 "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
  • 1978 First unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail ("spam") is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the US west coast
  • 1979 Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)
  • 1979 Martin Sherman's "Bent" premieres in London
  • 1981 "Moony, Shapiro Songbook" opens & closes at Morosco Theater NYC
  • 1982 NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget

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1983 Soviet leader Yuri Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • 1983 US bishops condemn nuclear weapons
  • 1985 Date of $5 million check in "A View To A Kill"
  • 1986 Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
  • 1986 NASA launches Goes-G, it fails to achieve orbit
  • 1987 Miami Herald reports a woman spent Friday & Saturday with Gary Hart
  • 1988 4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida
  • 1988 Jasper Johns' "Diver" sold for $4,200,000
  • 1991 The Declaration of Windhoek (on press freedom) signed by African journalists
  • 1992 Balt's Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves
  • 1994 D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
  • 1995 David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)
  • 1996 Martin Moxon & Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks v Glam
  • 1997 Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue
  • 1999 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.
  • 1999 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.
  • 1999 Stephen Hendry defeats Mark Williams 18-11 to win the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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
  • 2013 Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China
  • 2016 Ted Cruz suspends his campaign to be the Republican Presidential nominee

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