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Old 05-03-2016, 11:58 AM   #42
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May 3, 1715

A total solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Edmund Halley to within 4 minutes accuracy.

1802

Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.

1915

The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.

1937

Gone With The Wind wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

1952

The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time.

1973

The 108-story Sears Tower, in Chicago, is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world's tallest building.

1978

The first spam email is sent .

1987

Bobby Allison crashes at Talladega Superspeedway, leading NASCAR to develop restrictor plates for the Daytona, and Talledega races the next year.

1999

An F5 tornado strikes southwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, producing a wind speed of 301 mph (+/- 20 mph), the highest wind speed ever recorded. It is one of 66 tornadoes that day.

2000

Geocaching becomes a thing.

2003

New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses.

Births

1849 – Jacob Riis; 1874 – Franηois Coty; 1879 – Fergus McMaster; 1903 – Bing Crosby; 1906 – Mary Astor; 1917 – Betty Comden; 1919 – Pete Seeger; 1921 – Sugar Ray Robinson; 1928 – Dave Dudley; 1932 – Robert Osborne; 1933 – James Brown, Brother Stair; 1934 – Frankie Valli; 1935 – Ron Popeil; 1944 – Pete Staples; 1947 – Doug Henning; 1951 – Christopher Cross; 1953 – Bruce Hall; 1975 – Willie Geist; 1975 – Christina Hendricks; 1981 – J. Tillman

Deaths

1972 – Bruce Cabot; 1986 – Robert Alda; 1996 – Jack Weston; 2006 – Earl Woods; 2007 – Wally Schirra; 2011 – Jackie Cooper
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