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.
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.