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This Day in History: May 3

May 3: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1802 - Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city.
  2. 1921 - West Virginia becomes the first state to legislate a broad sales tax, but does not implement it until a number of years later due to enforcement issues.
  3. 1936 - Joe DiMaggio, familiarly referred to as Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper makes his major league debut for the New York Yankees.
  4. 1960 - The Anne Frank House museum opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  5. 1979 - After the general election, Margaret Thatcher forms her first government as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Niccolò Machiavelli (Italian historian and philosopher), Vito Volterra (Italian mathematician and physicist), Vagn Walfrid Ekman (Swedish oceanographer), George Paget Thomson (English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Alfred Kastler (French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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