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Throwback To Events That Happened On May 3 In History

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
– Marcus Garvey

History doesn’t just hold the memories of the past but often times can be a gateway into the future. Here are some important events in history that happened on this day.

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495 – Pope Gelasius asserts that his authority is superior to Emperor Anastasius.

1568 – French forces in Florida slaughter hundreds of Spanish.

1855 – Macon B. Allen becomes the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.

1859 – France declares war on Austria.

1863 – The Battle of Chancellorsville rages for a second day.

1865 – President Abraham Lincoln‘s funeral train arrives in Springfield, Illinois.

1898 – Golda Meir, Fourth Prime Minister of Israel was born.

1913 – The first Indian full-length feature film is premiered.

1926 – U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua.

1952 – The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.

1958 – Truman Capote’s book Breakfast at Tiffany’s is published.

1968 – After three days of battle, the U.S. Marines retake Dai Do complex in Vietnam, only to find the North Vietnamese have evacuated the area.

1971 – James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King Jr.‘s assassin, is caught in a jail break attempt.

1978 – The Digital Equipment Corporation sends the world’s first spam email.

1979 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain.

1982 – A British submarine sinks Argentina’s only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.

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