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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 3 is the 123th
(hundredth – twentieth third) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Don’t be humble, you are not that great.

— Golda Meir
Prime Minister of Israel (born May 3, 1898).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 3 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1375 BC C .: in China, a solar eclipse is recorded, “The Sun is ashamed, it hid during the day.”
  • 170: on the coast of the Sea of ​​Marmara, near the town of Cícico (Turkey), an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 on the Richter seismological scale occurs.
  • 326: In Byzantium, Helena of Constantinople (mother of Emperor Constantine) claims to have found the wooden cross on which Jesus Christ died.
  • 754: near Jerusalem (Palestine) an earthquake happens. Its effects are also recorded in Halab (Syria) and Antioch (Turkey).
  • 1240: in the town of Écija (Seville) the Christian troops defeat the Muslims.
  • 1283: in the naval combat of Malta, the Aragonese squad of Roger de Lauria defeats the French.
  • 1487: in the town of Vélez (Málaga) – which surrendered on April 27 – King Ferdinand the Catholic enters triumphantly.
  • 1493: on the island of San Miguel de La Palma (Canary Islands) the Spanish conquerors founded the village of Santa Cruz de La Palma.
  • 1493: in Rome, Pope Alexander VI issues a bull that delimits the zone of discoveries of Spain and Portugal.
  • 1494: on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands) the Spanish conquerors founded the village of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
  • 1494: the Spanish conquerors led by Christopher Columbus land on the island of Jamaica.
  • 1502: in the current Venezuelan Guajira, the Spanish conquerors led by Alonso de Ojeda founded the village of Santa Cruz de Coquibacoa, the first town founded on the American continent by Europeans.
  • 1523: on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, the Spanish conquerors led by Cristóbal de Olid disembark in what is now Honduras and take possession of that territory in the name of the King of Spain.
  • 1720: in Sweden, Frederick of Hesse is crowned king.
  • 1721: in Bergen (Norway) the Norwegian Lutheran missionary Hans Egede embarks on an evangelizing mission on the island of Greenland, who will be called the “Apostle of Greenland.”
  • 1787: Carlos III authorizes the creation, in Cusco (Peru), of a praetorial audience to better administer the viceroyalty.
  • 1791: in Poland the first Constitution of the country is approved; It is the second modern Magna Carta in the world (after the United States).
  • 1808: near the mountain of Príncipe Pío (Madrid) the Government executes the rebels who rose up on May 2. This event gave rise to the famous painting El tres de mayo de 1808 en Madrid, by Francisco de Goya.
  • 1808: During the Finnish War, the Suomenlinna fortress, which was in the hands of Sweden, surrendered to Russia, facilitating the occupation of Finland by Russian forces in 1809.
  • 1814: the Chilean Government and the royalist army of Gabino Gaínza sign the Treaty of Lircay, through which there is a brief cessation of hostilities. A determining factor was the subsequent evolution assumed by the Chilean War of Emancipation.
  • 1814: the French government banishes the former emperor Napoleon Bonaparte to the island of Elba.
  • 1844: in Madrid, General Ramón María Narváez occupies the presidency of the Spanish Government for the first time, thus initiating the “moderate Decade”.
  • 1865: a Royal Decree repeals the annexation to Spain of Santo Domingo.
  • 1888: the last ship with African slaves reaches Brazilian shores.
  • 1902: in Argentine Patagonia, a presidential decree officially founds the Patagonian settlement that bears the name of San Carlos de Bariloche.
  • 1909: in Berlin, the Polish scientist Paul Ehrlich announces the success of his drug against syphilis.
  • 1914: in Russia, the Social Democratic deputies are expelled from the Duma (the lower house of the Russian Parliament).
  • 1919: in New York (United States) the first passenger flight departs from the American continent, to Atlantic City.
  • 1919: in the Soviet Union – within the framework of the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War – French troops leave Ukraine.
  • 1920: In New York (United States), an Italian anarchist immigrant named Andrea Salsedo is thrown from a window of the Investigation Office in Park Row, while officials held him by the ankles outside the window in an attempt to obtain information against of the Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco (29) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (32).
  • 1922: in Prussia (Germany), the Minister of the Interior announces the confiscation of anti-Semitic pamphlets, increasingly abundant.
  • 1923: in the United States the first non-stop plane flight is made, crossing the country from coast to coast.
  • 1924: in Barcelona (Spain) a fake coin factory is discovered.
  • 1926: the great strike called by the Trade Union Congress begins in the United Kingdom.
  • 1929: in Mexico, a hurricane interrupts the railroad between Tampico and Veracruz.
  • 1930: in Madrid (Spain), the bullfighter Niño de la Palma (Cayetano Ordóñez) experiences a strong «catch».
  • 1931: in Portugal, the Government quells the revolution promoted on the island of Madeira by the political deportees.
  • 1933: in Ireland, the Dáil Éireann (the lower house of parliament) passes a law repealing the oath of allegiance to the British Crown.
  • 1933: In the United States, Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman to be appointed director of the United States Mint.
  • 1937: in Barcelona (Spain) – during the Spanish Civil War – an anarchist and communist revolution broke out that lasted five days. The government repression will cause 400 deaths and 1000 wounded.
  • 1938: the Society of Jesus is reestablished in Spain.
  • 1942: in Colombia, Alfonso López Pumarejo is elected president.
  • 1942: in Yugoslavia – in the framework of World War II – German soldiers receive reinforcements to fight against the partisans.
  • 1945: in the framework of World War II, the Allies occupy Rangoon.
  • 1946: in Japan, the American general Douglas MacArthur prohibits Ichirō Hatoyama (president of the Japanese liberals) from accepting the parliamentary mandate obtained.
  • 1947: Japan becomes a constitutional monarchy, in accordance with the new Constitution of Japan.
  • 1948: American playwright Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for his play A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • 1948: in Barcelona (Spain), the only Spanish riders to win the First Grand Prix of the Peña Motorista Barcelona are Soler, Bultó and Cabestany.
  • 1949: The United States launches the first probe rocket, the Viking, which rises 80 km high.
  • 1950: at the atomic test site in Semipalatinsk (Kazakhstan) the Soviet Union fails to detonate its second atomic bomb (which would have been the ninth in human history).
  • 1952: in Chile, the Government denounces the agreement with the United States on copper.
  • 1963: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the National and Popular Front is constituted ―a parody of a democratic party created by various anti-Peronist officials of the dictatorship, such as the journalist Mariano Grondona, the politician Oscar Camilión and General Justo Bengoa―: its candidates are non-Peronist politicians Silvestre Begnis and Vicente Solano Lima. Former dictator Pedro Aramburu begins his campaign at the head of the Udelpa (Union of the Argentine People) and the radicals raise the Illia-Perette formula.
  • 1965: Cambodia breaks diplomatic relations with the United States.
  • 1965: first satellite TV transmission.
  • 1965: at the UN (New York), Cuba demands that the Security Council condemn the United States for its aggression against the Dominican Republic.
  • 1966: in London (United Kingdom), The Times newspaper begins the publication of news on the front page, instead of the usual small advertisements.
  • 1968: in an artificial well, 241 meters underground, in the U3fz area of ​​the Nevada Atomic Test Site (about 100 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 8:00 (local time) United States detonates his 2 kt Hatchet atomic bomb. It is the 557th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1972: in Swansea (United Kingdom), the guitarist Les Harvey (27), who was doing a show with his band Stone the Crows, was electrocuted when he touched his microphone (ungrounded) with perspiring hands.
  • 1972: From Havana, the Cuban medical brigade made up of 9 doctors (specialists in surgery and anesthesiology) and 6 nurses (some of them specialized in intensive care) leaves for the Republic of Vietnam.
  • 1973: an exhibition of jewels designed by Salvador Dalí is inaugurated at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid (Spain).
  • 1977: in Spain ―after the death of dictator Francisco Franco―, the Government legalizes the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSUC).
  • 1978: the Federal Republic of Germany signs the European Convention for the fight against terrorism.
  • 1980: in the district of El Cerro (city of Havana), an anti-revolutionary Cuban terrorist throws his car at full speed against a popular demonstration. It causes the death of the cederista Francisca Navia Cuadrado and wounds several people.3
  • 1982: the plane in which the Algerian Foreign Minister, Mohammed Ben Yahía, was traveling, was shot down in Iran.
  • 1982: in the framework of the Malvinas War, the sinking of the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano by a British war submarine is confirmed.
  • 1983: in the United States, an earthquake destroys part of the city of Coalinga.
  • 1983: Yuri Andrópov proposes that it is the nuclear warheads and not the launchers that determine the quantity of missiles, which arouses a lively controversy. (See Treaties of Salt).
  • 1984: in France, the GAL (Antiterrorist Liberation Groups) assassinate the ETA member Jesús Zugarramurdi, alias Kishur, accused by the Spanish police of participating in the attack against Luis Carrero Blanco.
  • 1985: in Bonn (capital of West Germany), the G8 commits to continue working for peace, freedom, democracy, social justice and prosperity.
  • 1986: in Bergen (Norway) the song J’aime la vie by the young Sandra Kim, wins the XXXI Eurovision Song Contest for Belgium.
  • 1987: in the Federal Republic of Germany the Congress of the Greens concludes, with a broad victory for the radical sector. (See ecology).
  • 1989: Vietnamese forces begin withdrawal from Cambodia.
  • 1989: Hamas commits the second murder in its history, that of Israeli soldier Ilan Saadon.
  • 1991: in Spain, the Council of Ministers approves the creation of the Spanish Banking Corporation.
  • 1992: in Los Angeles and other American cities, the acquittal of four policemen who had brutally beaten the citizen Rodney King, of black race, causes three days of racial riots, with a balance of 58 deaths and serious material damage.
  • 1992: in Afghanistan, despite the amnesty, the former president of the Supreme Court Abdul Karim Shardan is tortured and assassinated.
  • 1993: in Italy, Giulio Andreotti asks the Senate to authorize the prosecution that has been requested against him.
  • 1997: in Dublin (Ireland) the XLII edition of Eurovision is celebrated. Beat the UK song, Love shine a light by the band Katrina & The Waves.
  • 1997: the confrontation between the chess player Gari Kaspárov and the Deep Blue computer begins.
  • 1997: in Spain, members of the terrorist group ETA assassinate a civil guard.
  • 1998: the meeting of Yasser Arafat (Palestinian leader) and Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister of Israel) is closed without agreement on the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the West Bank.
  • 1999: The United States is ravaged by thirty tornadoes, causing 43 deaths.
  • 2000: the London and Frankfurt stock exchanges come together to create the largest European stock exchange, with a turnover of 5.2 billion euros (865 billion pesetas).
  • 2003: the Barcelona handball club, the most successful in the world, wins the EHF Cup against Dinamo Astrakán.
  • 2003: Pope John Paul II visits Spain for the fifth time.
  • 2004: Mexico withdraws its ambassador to Havana (Cuba).
  • 2005: Iran proclaims its right to develop nuclear plans at the United Nations headquarters.
  • 2005: In Mogadishu, the accidental explosion of a grenade kills 10 people attending a rally of the Somali prime minister.
  • 2005: in the Pakistani city of Lahore, a gas explosion collapses 3 buildings and kills 26 people.
  • 2006: in Madrid, the police confiscate 20,000 kilos of Chinese food in poor condition that had been brought into Spain illegally.
  • 2007: in a hotel in Algarve (Portugal) the girl Madelaine McCann disappears from her room.
  • 2008: the island of Burma is devastated by Cyclone Nargis, leaving more than 100,000 dead and 40,000 missing.
  • 2009: in Panama the opposition Ricardo Martinelli is elected as president-elect, in addition to another 1,590 popularly elected positions are elected
  • 2012: in Argentina, the National Congress enacts Law 26,741, which, the National State recovers the shares of YPF S.A.
  • 2016: In Spain, King Felipe VI calls general elections, ending the XI Legislature
  • 2018: The terrorist group ETA puts an end to its historical cycle and dissolves, leaving behind 853 victims and more than 700 attacks.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 3 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 612: Constantine III of Byzantium, Byzantine emperor (d. 641).
  • 1428: Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (d. 1495).
  • 1446: Margaret of York, English aristocrat (d. 1503).
  • 1451: Rafael Sansoni Riario, Italian cardinal (d. 1521).
  • 1469: Nicholas Machiavelli, Italian philosopher and writer (d. 1527).
  • 1662: Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (d. 1736).
  • 1678: Amaro Pargo, Spanish merchant and privateer (d. 1747).
  • 1695: Henri Pitot, French engineer and physicist (d. 1771).
  • 1748: Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès, French politician (d. 1836).
  • 1761: August von Kotzebue, German playwright (d. 1819).
  • 1764: Elizabeth of France, French aristocrat (d. 1794).
  • 1768: Agustín de Eyzaguirre, Chilean president (d. 1837).
  • 1773: Giovanni Zantedeschi, Italian botanist (d. 1846).
  • 1773: Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian explorer (d. 1846).
  • 1785: Vicente López y Planes, Argentine writer and politician (d. 1856).
  • 1786: José Benito Cottolengo, Italian religious and saint (d. 1842).
  • 1788: José de la Cruz Carrillo, Venezuelan military man (d. 1865).
  • 1826: Charles XV, Swedish King (d. 1872).
  • 1842: Luis Aldunate Carrera, Chilean politician (d. 1908).
  • 1845: Elías Villanueva, Chilean politician (d. 1913).
  • 1849: Bernhard von Bülow, German politician and German chancellor between 1900 and 1909 (d. 1929).
  • 1860: John Scott Haldane, British philosopher and biologist (d. 1936).
  • 1873: Nikolai Cherepnín, Russian composer and pianist (d. 1945).
  • 1875: Cruz Laplana y Laguna, Spanish clergyman (d. 1936).
  • 1877: Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (d. 1925).
  • 1886: Marcel Dupré, French composer (d. 1971).
  • 1888: José María Robles Hurtado, Mexican priest (d. 1927).
  • 1891: Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet and art critic (d. 1969).
  • 1892: George Paget Thomson, British physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1937 (d. 1975).
  • 1898: Golda Meir, Israeli politician, prime minister between 1969 and 1974 (d. 1978).
  • 1901: Gino Cervi, Italian actor (d. 1974).
  • 1901: Ebbe Schwartz, Danish sports manager (d. 1964).
  • 1902: Alfred Kastler, French physicist, 1966 Nobel Prize winner in physics (d. 1984).
  • 1903: Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977).
  • 1903: Georges Politzer, French philosopher of Hungarian origin (d. 1942).
  • 1905: Adelino da Palma Carlos, Portuguese politician (d. 1992).
  • 1906: Mary Astor, American actress (d. 1987).
  • 1906: Pierre Vilar, French historian and Hispanicist (d. 2003).
  • 1913: William Motter Inge, American playwright (d. 1973).
  • 1914: Armando Bó, Argentine film director (d. 1981).
  • 1914: Martín de Riquer, writer and Spanish medievalist (d. 2013).
  • 1914: José R. Somoza, Nicaraguan military (d. 2004).
  • 1915: Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2003).
  • 1916: Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor (d. 2006).
  • 1917: Kiro Gligorov, Macedonian politician and president (d. 2012).
  • 1917: Alan S. Trueblood, Hispanicist, Cervantist and American translator (d. 2012).
  • 1919: Pete Seeger, American musician (d. 2014).
  • 1921: Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989).
  • 1921: Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese politician (f. 2005).
  • 1921: José Ángel Ezcurra, Spanish journalist and editor (d. 2010).
  • 1921: Cuco Sánchez, Mexican singer (f. 2000).
  • 1924: Ken Tyrrell, British Formula 1 driver (d. 2001).
  • 1924: Yehuda Amijai, Israeli writer (d. 2000).
  • 1924: Virgilio Expósito, Argentine tango composer and pianist (f. 1997).
  • 1928: Jacques-Louis Lions, French mathematician (d. 2001).
  • 1928: Carel Visser, Dutch artist (d. 2015).
  • 1930: Juan Gelman, Argentine writer (d. 2014).
  • 1930: Luce Irigaray, French feminist philosopher.
  • 1931: Efraín Barquero, Chilean writer (f. 2020).
  • 1933: James Brown, American singer (d. 2006).
  • 1933: Steven Weinberg, American physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979.
  • 1934: Henry Cooper, British boxer (d. 2011).
  • 1934: Georges Moustaki, French singer-songwriter of Egyptian origin.
  • 1937: Nélida Piñón, Brazilian writer.
  • 1938: Lindsay Kemp, British dancer, actor, mime and choreographer.
  • 1940: Konrad Plank, German music producer (d. 1987).
  • 1941: Nona Gaprindashvili, Georgian chess player.
  • 1942: Marco Montoya, Argentine singer and composer.
  • 1942: Butch Otter, American politician.
  • 1945: Jeffrey C. Hall, American geneticist.
  • 1948: Mauricio Pesutic, Chilean actor.
  • 1949: Leopoldo Jacinto Luque, Argentine soccer player world champion in 1978 (d. 2021).
  • 1951: Massimo Ranieri, Italian singer and actor.
  • 1951: Christopher Cross, American singer.
  • 1952: Allan Wells, Scottish athlete.
  • 1953: Flor Núñez, Venezuelan actress, who rose to fame in the 1980s.
  • 1959: Ben Elton, English writer and comedian.
  • 1960: Kathryn Smallwood, British athlete.
  • 1960: Odiseo Bichir, Mexican film, theater and television actor.
  • 1961: Steve McClaren, English football coach.
  • 1965: Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian and presenter.
  • 1967: Juan Carlos Chirinos, Venezuelan writer.
  • 1967: André Olbrich, German guitarist and composer, of the band Blind Guardian.
  • 1970: Pirry (Guillermo Prieto La Rotta), Colombian journalist.
  • 1970: Diego Rafecas, Argentine filmmaker.
  • 1971: Vicente Viloni, Argentine fighter.
  • 1973: Lourdes Maldonado, Spanish journalist.
  • 1975: Ximo Cerdà, Spanish professor, scientist, writer and illustrator.
  • 1975: Christina Hendricks, American actress.
  • 1975: Valentino Lanús, Mexican actor.
  • 1976: Roberto Luís Gaspar Deus Severo, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1977: Tyronn Lue, American basketball player.
  • 1977: Hiro Mashima, Japanese mangaka.
  • 1977: Maryam Mirzajani, Iranian mathematician. (f. 2017)
  • 1977: Ben Olsen, American footballer.
  • 1977: Noel Valladares, Honduran soccer player.
  • 1978: Paul Banks, singer and British guitarist, of the band Interpol.
  • 1979: Santiago Morales, Ecuadorian soccer player.
  • 1979: Chus Bravo, Spanish footballer.
  • 1980: Andrea Cossu, Italian footballer.
  • 1981: Farrah Franklin, American singer, of the band Destiny’s Child.
  • 1981: Benoît Cheyrou, French footballer.
  • 1981: Salvador Zerboni, Mexican television actor.
  • 1982: Juan Carlos Cacho, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1983: Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer.
  • 1985: Ezequiel Lavezzi, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1986: Jack Brooksbank, British aristocrat.
  • 1988: David Lafuente, Spanish singer, of the band Auryn.
  • 1989: Katinka Hosszú, Hungarian swimmer.
  • 1991: Raffaele Pucino, Italian footballer.
  • 1996: Noah Munck, American actor.
  • 1996: Domantas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 3 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 762: Xuanzong of Tang, Chinese Emperor (b. 685).
  • 1152: Matilde I de Boulogne, queen consort of England (b. 1103).
  • 1270: Bela IV, Hungarian King (b.1206).
  • 1410: Alexander V of Pisa, Italian antipope (b.1340).
  • 1481: Mehmed II, Ottoman Sultan (b.1432).
  • 1616: William Shakespeare (according to the Gregorian calendar), English playwright, poet and actor (b. 1564).
  • 1704: Heinrich Ignaz Biber, Austrian composer and violinist (b. 1644).
  • 1719: Pierre Legros, French sculptor (b.1666).
  • 1739: María Ana de Borbón, French aristocrat (b. 1666).
  • 1758: Benedict XIV, Italian pope (b.1675).
  • 1764: Francesco Algarotti, Italian writer (b. 1712).
  • 1833: Dimitrios Galanos, first Greek Indologist (b. 1760).
  • 1853: Juan Donoso Cortés, Spanish diplomat and politician (b. 1809).
  • 1856: Adolphe Adam, French composer (b.1803).
  • 1885: Bernardo Ferrándiz, Spanish painter (b. 1835).
  • 1899: José Zapater y Ugeda, Valencian lawyer and writer (b. 1826):
  • 1916: Patrick Pearse, Irish activist (b.1879).
  • 1926 – Knut Wicksell, Swedish economist (b.1851).
  • 1927: David Arellano, Chilean soccer player and founding member of the Colo-Colo Sports and Social Club (b.1902).
  • 1932 – Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (b. 1874).
  • 1936: Robert Michels, German sociologist (b. 1876).
  • 1942: Elías Alippi, Argentine playwright, businessman, actor and director (b. 1883).
  • 1945: Odón de Buen, Spanish naturist (b. 1861).
  • 1949: Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, Spanish painter (b. 1871).
  • 1951: Homero Manzi, Argentine tango lyricist and poet (b.1907).
  • 1966: Concepción Castella de Zavala, Spanish writer (b. 1889).
  • 1984: Alan Schneider, American filmmaker (b.1917).
  • 1987: Dalida, Egyptian actress and singer (b.1933).
  • 1990: Carlos Palito Cerutti (21), Argentine basketball player (b. 1969).
  • 1997: Carlos Rojas González, Colombian painter (b.1933).
  • 1997: Narciso Yepes, Spanish guitarist (b.1927).
  • 1998: René Mugica, Argentine actor and filmmaker (b. 1909).
  • 2003: Suzy Parker, model and American actress (b.1932).
  • 2006: Karel Appel, Dutch painter (b.1921).
  • 2007: Rodrigo Cisternas, forest worker, assassinated by the Chilean police (b. 1981).
  • 2008: Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Spanish politician, president between 1981 and 1982 (b. 1926).
  • 2008: Morgan Sparks, American scientist (b.1916).
  • 2009: Pablo Lizcano, Spanish journalist (b.1951).
  • 2010: Florencio Campomanes, Filipino chess player (b.1927).
  • 2011: Jackie Cooper, American actor (b.1922).
  • 2013: Brad Drewett, Australian professional tennis player (b.1958).
  • 2014: Gary Becker, American economist (b.1930).
  • 2016: Ángel de Andrés López, Spanish actor (b.1951).
  • 2016: Kaname Harada, Japanese aviator (b.1916).
  • 2020: Miguel Ors, Spanish sports journalist (b.1926).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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May 3 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Press Freedom Day (decision 48/432 of 1993 of the United Nations General Assembly), has been celebrated since 1994.
  • Sun day
  • May Cross, May Crosses, Feast of the Crosses, festivities on the theme of the True Cross, maintained in some cities and countries despite the official celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14.
  • Argentina: «World Jador Day».
  • Colombia:
    • San Pedro de los Milagros: patron saint festivities of the Lord of Miracles.
    • «Day of the Forest Engineer».
  • Spain:
    • Vega de Valdetronco (Valladolid) Festivities of the Holy Cross.
    • Cieza (Murcia) day of the Cross.
    • Hellín (Albacete) Day of the Cross, local festival.
    • El Carpio (Córdoba): Pilgrimage of Our Lord Ecce Homo (patron of El Carpio).
    • Santa Cruz de La Palma: Day of the Holy Cross and anniversary of the founding of the city.
    • Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Day of the Cross, May Festivities.
    • Santa Cruz de Bezana (Cantabria): Day of the Cross.
    • Ibros (Jaén): Day of the Cross. Festivities.
    • El Viso del Alcor (Seville): Festivities of the Holy Cross.
    • Caravaca de la Cruz (Region of Murcia): Day of the Cross.
    • Granada: Day of the Cross.
    • Abanilla (Region of Murcia): pilgrimage in honor of the Santa Cruz de Abanilla.
    • Sama de Grado (Principality of Asturias): Holy Cross of May
    • Ubrique (Cádiz): May crosses (Gamones Day).
  • France:
    • Toulouse, Académie des Jeux Floraux poetry contest.
  • Guatemala: «Day of the bricklayer».
  • Honduras: «Day of the architect».
  • Japan: “Kenpō Kinen Bi” (Feast of the Constitution).
  • Lithuania: «Feast of the Constitution».
  • Mexico:
    • «Day of the bricklayer».
    • «Day of the archaeologist.
  • Poland: «Feast of the Constitution».

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 3 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Alexander I, pope
  • Saint Ansfrido
  • Saint Conleto
  • Saint Philip, Apostle
  • Saint Juvenal of Narni
  • Saint Maura of Antinoe
  • Saint Peter of Argo
  • James the Less, Apostle
  • Saint Theodosius of Kiev
  • Saint Timothy of Antinoe
  • Saint Violet, virgin and martyr
  • Blessed Emilia Bicchieri
  • Blessed Stanislaus Kazimierczyk
  • Blessed Maria Leonia Paradis.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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May 3 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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