National Day of Prayer - May 3, 2018 (First Thursday in May)
National Day of Reason - May 3, 2018 (First Thursday in May) - Set up in 2003 by Humanists/Atheists on the same day as the National Day of Prayer for a secular alternative
National Lumpy Rug Day
National Public Radio Day
National Raspberry Popover Day
National Specially-abled Pets Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
World Password Day - May 3, 2018 (First Thursday in May)
World Press Freedom Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include May 3, are:
Air Quality Awareness Week - April 30 - May 4, 2018
Choose Privacy Week - May 1-7
Lag B'omer - Evening of May 2, 2018 to Evening of May 3, 2018
National Dance Week - April 23 - May 4, 2018
National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)
National Small Business Week - April 29 - May 5, 2018
Screen-Free Week (Digital Detox Week) - April 30 - May 6, 2018
World Dystonia Awareness Week - April 28 - May 5, 2018
2018 Monthly Holidays that include May 3, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
The Astrological Sign for May 3 is Taurus.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:
The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
1469 - Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian politician, writer, historian and philosopher (d. 1527)
1879 - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman who co-founded Quantas Airlines (d. 1950)
1903 - Bing Crosby, American singer (White Christmas), and actor (Going My Way)
1921 - Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (middle/welterweight) (d. 1989)
1933 - James Brown, American soul singer who was known as the Godfather of Soul, songwriter, producer, actor (I Got You I Feel Good and I Got the Feeling) (d. 2006)
1934 - Frankie Valli, American singer (The Four Seasons)
1946 - Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster (CBS TV)
1951 - Christopher Cross, American singer, songwriter (Sailing)
1975 - Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men)
1940 - Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave, and first African/American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
1992 - George Murphy - American actor and politician (b. 1902)
2011 - Jackie Cooper, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1986 - Annette Funicello, actress and singer, weds horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt
1991 - Andy Williams, singer weds Debbie Hass
2003 - Matt LeBlanc, actor (Friends), weds Melissa McKnight, model
Quote of the Day
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to:
Celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom;
Assess the state of press freedom throughout the world;
Defend the media from attacks on their independence;
Pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Info above from the United Nations website.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to come!
This Day in History
1481 - The largest of three earthquakes strikes the island of Rhodes (in Greece in the Aegean Sea), and causes an estimated 30,000 casualties.
1494 - Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columbus and named St Iago
1802 - Washington, D.C. is incorporated as a city
1851 - Most of the city of San Francisco, CA is destroyed by fire, and 30 die
1901 - The Great Fire of 1901 occurs in Jacksonville, Florida and destroys 1,700 buildings
1921 - West Virginia imposes the 1st State Sales Tax
1937 - Margaret Mitchell's novel, Gone with the Wind wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1951 - The Festival of Britain opens
1952 - The 1st landing of an airplane at the North Pole
1960 - The Anne Frank House museum opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands
1971 - The Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters during a 3 day period
1973 - Chicago's Sears Tower, at 1,451 feet and 108 stories, becomes the world's tallest building
1982 - President Ronald Reagan begins a 5 minute weekly radio broadcast
1991 - The Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of Press Freedom principles is signed
1999 - During the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak, Oklahoma City is devastated by a F5 tornado, killing 45 people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage
2001 - The U.S. loses its seat on the United National Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947
2003 - Old Man of the Mountain, in New Hampshire collapses
2016 - A wildfire destroyed approx. 2,400 homes and buildings in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada where 88,000 people were evacuated from their homes
This Day in Music
1975 - He Don't Love You by Tony Orland and Dawn hits #1
1975 - Chicago's Album, Chicago VIII hits #1
1976 - Paul McCartney and his new band, Wings, open their first tour as the Wings Over America Tour
1980 - Against the Wind, by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, top the US album chart and stay on top for six weeks
1986 - Addicted to Love, by Robert Palmer hits #1 on the US singles chart
2000 - The Offspring's album Smash from 1994 is certified platinum for the sixth time
2010 - I Gotta Feelin, by the Black-Eyed Peas becomes the best-selling digital song of all time.
Above, is Robert Palmer's, 'Addicted to Love' single which went to No. 1 on the U.S. album chart today, on May 3rd, 1986.
This Day in Sports
1936 - New York Yankee, Joe DiMaggio makes his major league debut and gets 3 hits in his first game
1951 - Gil McDougald ties the major league record with 6 RBI's in 1 inning
1952 - The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time
1979 - Bobby Bonds hits his 300th Home Run
1980 - Willie McCovey, Giants 1st baseman hits his 521st and final Home Run
1986 - New York Yankee Don Mattingly hits 3 sacrifice flies in a game (6th to do this)
2000 - The sport of geocaching begins! The first cashe is placed and the corrdinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. The essence of what it means to be a tree; the qualities that make a tree what it is. 2. (genetics) The suitability of an evolutionary tree for representing the structure of a population; the degree to which a population structure can be accurately described as a tree of descent, with diffrent branches evolving independently after they split. 3. (graph theory) The condition of being a tree; acyclicity and connectedness.
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