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The 3rd o Mey is the 123rd day o the year (124t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 242 days ti come.
- 1494 - Christopher Columbus arrives in Jamaica.
- 1791 - Poland's first constitution is introduced.
- 1802 - Washington, D.C. is incorporatit as a ceety.
- 1808 - Activists in the Madrid uprisin against French rule are executit.
- 1887 - Canadae's worst minin disaster occurs in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, killin 150 fowk.
- 1901 - A major fire occurs in the ceety o Jacksonville, Florida.
- 1916 - Leaders o Ireland's Pace Uprisin are executit.
- 1920 - A Bolshevik coup fails in Georgie.
- 1945 - Warld War II: The Ryal Air Force sinks the infirmary ships "Cap Arcona", "Thielbek" an "Deutschland".
- 1947 - Japan's post-Warld War II constitution enters intae effect.
- 1951 - George VI opens the Festival o Breetain.
- 1960 - The Anne Frank Hoose in Amsterdam opens tae the public.
- 1973 - Chicago's Sears Touer is completit.
- 1979 - Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives win the Unitit Kinrick general election, stairtin 18 year o Conservative rule.
- 1986 - A bomb splodes on an Air Sri Lanka passenger jet at Colombo Airport, killin 21 fowk.
- 1986 - Sandra Kim wins the Eurovision Sang Contest for Belgium; Iceland maks its first appearance in the contest.
- 1997 - Katrina and the Waves achieve the Unitit Kinrick's maist recent victory-tae date in the Eurovision Sang Contest wi the sang "Love Shine a Light".
- 1999 - A tornado ootbreak in Oklahoma kills 46 fowk.
- 2003 - The "Old Man o the Mountain" rock feature in New Hampshire collapses.
- 2007 - Scots pairlamentary walin teuk place, wi the Scots Naitional Pairty unner Alex Salmond winnin 47 seats, ane mair nor Jack McConnell's Scots Labour Pairty.
- 2007 - Breetish toddler Madeleine McCann disappears frae her parents' halyday apairtment in Praia da Luz, soothren Portugal.
- 2008 - Cyclone Nargis sweeps across Burma.
- 2012 - Scots local elections: Overaw seats - Scots Naitional Pairty 425, Scots Labour Pairty 394, Scots Conservative Pairty 115, Scots Leeberal Democrats 71
- 2014 - The Black Forest Naitional Pairk in soothwastren Germany offeecially opens.
- 2019 - The nummber o daiths in the Sooth Kivu Ebola ootbreak in the Democratic Republic o the Congo reaches 1,000.
- 2019 - Pouerfu Cyclone Fani hits the state o Odisha on the east coast o Indie.
- 612 - Constantine III, Byzantine emperor (d. 641)
- 1469 - Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian philosopher (d. 1527)
- 1678 - Amaro Pargo, Spaingie corsair (d. 1747)
- 1768 - Charles Tennant, Scots chemist an industrialist (d. 1838)
- 1826 - Charles XV o Swaden (d. 1872)
- 1835 - Edward Hargitt, Scots ornithologist (d. 1895)
- 1860 - John Scott Haldane, Scots pheesiologist (d. 1936)
- 1884 - Willie Reid, Scots fitbawer (d. 1966)
- 1892 - George Paget Thomson, Inglis pheesicist (d. 1975)
- 1898 - Golda Meir, Prime meenister o Israel (d. 1978)
- 1902 - Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn, 11t Yerl o Dundee, Scots nobleman, sodger an politeecian (d. 1983)
- 1903 - Bing Crosby, American sangster an actor (d. 1984)
- 1919 - Pete Seeger, American muisicker (d. 2014)
- 1926 - Ann B. Davis, American actress (d. 2014)
- 1933 - James Brown, American sangster (d. 2006)
- 1933 - Steven Weinberg, American theoretical pheesicist
- 1934 - Georges Moustaki, French sangster (d. 2013)
- 1945 - Jeffrey C. Hall, American geneticist an biologist, jynt 2017 Nobel laureate
- 1950 - Mary Hopkin, Welsh sangster
- 1952 - Allan Wells, Scots runner
- 1958 - Sandi Toksvig, Dens-Breetish writer, comedienne an braidcaster
- 1959 - Ben Elton, Inglis actor an writer
- 1971 - Douglas Carswell, Inglis politeecian
- 1972 - Stephen Barclay, Inglis politeecian
- 1973 - Rea Garvey, Erse sangster an guitarist
- 1977 - Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathemateecian (d. 2017)
- 1983 - Laava, Brazilian sangster
- 1481 - Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1432)
- 1616 - William Shakespeare, Inglis makar an playwricht (b. 1564)
- 1679 - James Sharp, Scots meenister an bishop (b. 1613)
- 1758 - Pape Benedict XIV (b. 1675)
- 1916 - Patrick Pearse, Erse poleetical activist an poet (b. 1879)
- 1969 - Zakir Hussain, Preses o Indie (b. 1897)
- 2014 - Gary Becker, American economist (b. 1930)
- The 3rd o Mey is the feast day o the follaein saunts:
- St. Philip
- St. James the Lesser
- St. Adalsindis
- St. Alexander
- St. Ansfrid
- Sts. Timothy & Martha
- St. Scannal
- St. Diodorus
- St. Gluvias
- St. James the Less
- St. Juvenal of Narni
- St. Philip o Zell
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