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May 3 – Today In History

We take a look at some of the events that occurred on May 3rd.

Today In …

1494 - On this day, Christopher Columbus sighted land that would eventually be known as Jamaica!

1933 - Nellie Ross became the first woman to become the head of the U.S. Mint.

1937 - Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “Gone with the Wind”.

1973 - Chicago’s Sears Tower was completed and, at the time, was the tallest building in the world.

2003 - New Hampshire’s infamous landmark, Old Man of the Mountain, collapsed.

Sharing A Birthday Today…

Mary Astor who starred in “The Maltese Falcon” and “The Great Lie” was born in 1906.

James Brown the “Godfather of Soul” who had a memorable hit song with “Living in America” was born in 1933.

Christopher Cross who had a hit song with “Sailing” was born in 1951.

Dule Hill who starred on TV’s “The West Wing” was born in 1974.

Golda Meir the former Prime Minister of Israel was born in 1898.

Sugar Ray Robinson the boxing champion was born in 1921.

Dorothy “Dodie” Smith author of “101 Dalmatians” was born in 1896.

Frankie Valli the singer with the Four Seasons whose hit songs include “Big Girls Don’t Cry” was born in 1937.

We Said Goodbye To…

Bruce Cabot who starred in “King Kong” and “The Green Berets” passed away in 1972 at the age of 68.

Patsy Montana the country singer with the hit song “I Wanna Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” passed away in 1996 at the age of 87.

Top Of The Charts On This Day In…

1956 - “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley
1958 - “Witch Doctor” by David Seville
1975 - “He Don’t Love You Like I Love You” by Tony Orlando & Dawn
1986 - “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer
1997 - “Hypnotize” by the Notorious B.I.G.

TV Moments In…

1991 - The final episode of “Dallas” aired. (See TV Finale Airdates for more TV episodes!)

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