What happened today in history?
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May 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2005Pope Benedict XVI .
2002Nintendo launches its GameCube console in Europe.
2000The Catholic archbishop of New York, Cardinal John O'Connor, dies at age 80.
1996After 2-1/2 years of deliberations, landmines are declared illegal, as representatives from most major countries sign a treaty in Geneva.
1986Bill Shoemaker becomes the oldest jockey to win the the Kentucky Derby, at age 54.
1979Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first female prime minister.
1971The National Public Radio (NPR) network begins broadcasting in the US.
1957Walter O'Malley, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball club, decides to move the team to Los Angeles.
1952An airplane landed at the actual location of the North Pole for the first time.
1952The first commercial jet plane begins service.
1933Nellie Ross (any relation to Betsy?) becomes the first woman director of the US Mint.
1921West Virginia imposes the first state sales tax in the US.
1895Rhodesia proclaims itself an independent country.
1833The Mormons adopt the name Latter-Day Saints.
1802  Washington, DC is incorporated as a city.

Born today:

1975  Dule Hill - actor

1959  David Ball - keyboardist (Soft Cell)

1953  Bruce Hall - bassist (REO Speedwagon)

1951  Christopher Cross - singer

1950  Mary Hopkin - singer

1948  Gar Heard - basketball player

1947  Doug Henning - magician

1946  Greg Gumbel - sportscaster

1946  Davey Lopes - baseball player

1944  Pete Staples - bassist (The Troggs)

1939  Samantha Eggar - actress

1937  Frankie Valli - singer (The Four Seasons)

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 James Brown - R&B singer
 (photo credit: Universal International)

1933  James Brown - R&B singer

1928  Dave Dudley - country singer

1920  Sugar Ray Robinson - boxer (five time middleweight champ)

1919  Pete Seeger - folk singer

1907  Earl Wilson - entertainment columnist

1469  Niccolo Machiavelli - philosopher



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