What Happened on May 3

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Historical Events

1864 – 3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault
1948 – Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener and Tennessee Williams
1967 – African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University
1975 – Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
1980 – Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL and NL
1995 – “My Thing of Love” opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1889 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (It’s a Wonderful Life), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
1917 – James Penberthy, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1999)
1924 – Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (Now and In Other Days), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 2000)
1949 – Albert Sacco Jr., American chemical engineer and astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1969 – Karen Kraft, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Mateo, California
1983 – Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, born in Budapest (d. 2015)

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Famous Deaths

1763 – George Psalmanazar, British impostor (b. 1679)
1918 – Charlie Soong, Chinese Methodist missionary and key player in the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, dies at 55
1964 – Diana Wynyard, British stage and film actress (Cavalcade), dies of renal disease at 58
1983 – Vaughn Taylor, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Johnny Jupiter), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 72
1999 – Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), dies of Alzheimer’s disease at 71
2011 – Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)

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