Saturday, May 15, 2021 (Week 19)

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.

1982
A British submarine sinks Argentina’s only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.
1979
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain.
1971
James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King Jr.‘s assassin, is caught in a jail break attempt.
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.
1952
The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.
1926
U.S. Marines land in Nicaragua.
1865
President Abraham Lincoln‘s funeral train arrives in Springfield, Illinois.
1863
The Battle of Chancellorsville rages for a second day.
1859
France declares war on Austria.
1855
Macon B. Allen becomes the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.
1568
French forces in Florida slaughter hundreds of Spanish.