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On This Day: May 03rd

This is 123rd day of the year and 242 days remain in the year.

in history
1937
Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind.
1948
The Shelley v. Kraemer Supreme Court decision stated that it is unconstitutional for a court to enforce a restrictive covenant which prevents people of a certain race from owning or occupying property.
1979
Margaret Thatcher became the first woman elected prime minister of England.
1986
At the age of 54, legendary horse jockey Bill Shoemaker became the oldest person to win the Kentucky Derby, riding Ferdinand to victory.
1999
Kansas and Oklahoma were hit by an outbreak of more than 55 tornadoes, including one measured at F5 on the Fujita scale.
2001
The United States, a member of the UN Human Rights Commission since its inception, lost its seat. It would be restored the following year.
2003
New Hampshire’s symbol, the granite Old Man of the Mountain, collapsed in the state’s Franconia Mountains.
May 03 BirthdaysNiccolo MachiavelliPronunciation: [nEk-kOlô´ mäkyävel´lE]
1469–1527, Italian author and statesman, one of the outstanding figures of the Renaissance, born in Florence.
Jacob Riissocial reformer
Sugar Ray Robinsonboxer
Richard D'Oyly Cartetheatrical impresario
Pete Seegerfolksinger and composer
Golda Meirpolitical leader



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