May 3 in History
What happened on May 3 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on may 3 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on may 3 in history.
A British submarine sinks Argentina’s only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain.
James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King Jr.‘s assassin, is caught in a jail break attempt.
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.
The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.
U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua.
President Abraham Lincoln‘s funeral train arrives in Springfield, Illinois.
The Battle of Chancellorsville rages for a second day.
France declares war on Austria.
Macon B. Allen becomes the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.
French forces in Florida slaughter hundreds of Spanish.