May 3

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November 28, 2021

May 3 is the 123rd day of the Gregorian calendar (124th in leap years). There are 242 days to go until the end of the year.

Events

1241 - Tyrrhenian Sea: in front of the island of Giglio the fleets of Frederick II and that of Pisa attack the ships of Genoa with prelates on board bound for the council called by Pope Gregory IX, capturing them 1497 - Consecration of the Certosa di Pavia 1512 - Rome, beginning of the Lateran Council V 1791 - The Polish Diet proclaims the May 3 Constitution (first modern constitution in Europe, second in the world) 1808 Spain: revolt in Madrid against the occupation of Napoleon Bonaparte, the massacres of the people by the French will inspire the paintings of Francisco Goya, including the canvas May 3, 1808 Finnish War: Sweden loses the Sveaborg fortress, which is conquered by Russia 1810 - Lord Byron swims in the Hellespont 1815 - Austro-Neapolitan war: the Austrian army defeats the troops of the Kingdom of Naples commanded by Gioacchino Murat in the battle of Tolentino. 1860 - Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden 1867 - The Hudson's Bay Company renounces all claims on Vancouver Island 1912 - The first victims of the RMS Titanic are buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia 1916 - Leaders of the Easter Uprising are executed in Dublin 1923 - Jacopo Gasparini (1879 - 1941) is elected governor of Eritrea. He will remain in office until 1928 1933 - Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman to head the United States Mint 1937 - Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize 1939 - Stalin appoints Vjačeslav Michajlovič Molotov as foreign minister 1941 - After the intervention of the German troops, Greece surrenders to Italy 1945 - World War II: sinking of the floating prisons: Cap Arcona, Thielbek and Deutschland by the RAF in the Bay of Lübeck 1946 - The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins its work in Tokyo, against 28 representatives of the Japanese army and government, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity 1947 - Japan's new post-war constitution comes into effect 1951 Opening of the Royal Festival Hall in London Jōsei Toda becomes the second president of the Soka Gakkai 1952 - US Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict land by plane over the geographic North Pole 1956 - First edition of the Jūdō world championships 1960 - Daisaku Ikeda becomes the third president of the Soka Gakkai 1968 - Paris, first police charges against protesting students: it is the beginning of the French May 1970 - Leonardo Murialdo is proclaimed a saint by Pope Paul VI 1979 - United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is named Prime Minister 1982 In Poland, Warsaw and other cities, Solidarity demonstrations clash with the police Falklands War: Destroyer Type 42 HMS Sheffield (D80) is hit and sunk by an Exocet missile 1991 The Windhoek Declaration is signed The latest episode of the soap opera Dallas is broadcast 1998 - At 00.08 Jacques Chirac and Helmut Kohl sign the agreement on the appointment of the president of the European Central Bank: it is the birth of the euro. Provisionally it is worth 1936.27 Italian lire 2002 - The euro becomes the official currency of the countries of the European Monetary Union 2005 - After 35 years, the Court of Cassation acquits all the defendants of the Piazza Fontana massacre and sentences the relatives of the victims and the civil parties to pay the legal costs 2018 Academy Awards expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polański following charges against them For the first time since 1983, the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii awakens

Born

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