THIS DAY IN HISTORY 03/05


This Day in History 03/05

MAY 3RD


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1494 – Jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it “St Iago”



1616 – Treaty of Loudun ends French civil war



1765 – 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia



1791 – The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.



1802 – Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city



1937 – Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With the Wind”



1978 – The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as “spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.



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.



2013 – Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in Chi



FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



1469 – Niccolo Machiavelli, Florence, Italy, politician/writer (Prince), d. 1527)


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1903 – Bing Crosby, Tacoma Wash, actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way)


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1921 – Sugar Ray Robinson, [Walter Smith], Ailey, Georgia, middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989


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1933 – James Brown, Barnwell, South Carolina, American soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America) and originator of funk music (d. 2006)


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1981 – Farrah Franklin, American singer (former member of Destiny’s Child)





FAMOUS DEATHS



1481 – Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1432)



1940 – Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, dies at 84



1992 – George Murphy, (Sen-R-Ca, 1965-71)/actor, dies of leukemia at 89



2006 – Earl Woods, Athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 21/03


This day in #history 21/03

MARCH 21ST

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1935 – Persia officially renamed Iran

1946 – UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx

1960 – Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC

1965 – Martin Luther King Jr begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

1990 – Namibia becomes independent of South Africa, Sam Nujoma becomes president

2004 – In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.

2013 – At least 45 people drown and 60 are missing after a Nigerian boat sinks off the shore of Gabon

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1856 – Henry Ossian Flipper, Thomasville, Georgia, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877

1901 – Richard Leslie Hill, historian

FAMOUS DEATHS

2013 – Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82
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FAMOUS WEDDING

1963 – Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliot Gould (24)

2009 – Star of Die Hard film Bruce Willis (52) weds model and actress Emma Heming (29) in Turks and Caicos Islands

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