On This Day in History, May 03

Would you believe that on this day in 1952, the first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole? What a fascinating geographical fact there!

Discover many other historical events that happened on this day, May 03. Here is an overview to help you get your facts right.

  • 1855-Macon B. Allen became the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts.
  • 1913-The first Indian full-length feature film was premiered.
  • 1926-U.S. Marines landed in Nicaragua and stayed until 1933.
  • 1937-Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With The Wind.”
  • 1948-Pulitzer prize was awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams
  • 1952-The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
  • 1958-Truman Capote’s book Breakfast at Tiffany’s was published.
  • 1960-The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 1971-National Public Radio broadcast for the first time.
  • 1978-The Digital Equipment Corporation sent the world’s first spam email.
  • 1979-Margaret Thatcher was elected as the British Prime Minister.
  • 1983-Soviet leader Yuri Andropov decreased nuclear weapons in Europe.
  • 1988-The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband’s activities.
  • 1997-Garry Kasparov began a chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue.
  • 1999-A tornado produced the highest wind speeds ever recorded.
  • 1999-Mark Manes, at age 22, was arrested for supplying a gun to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who later killed 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado.
  • 1999-The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 11,000 for the first time.
  • 2005-Fall Out Boy’s breakthrough album “From Under the Cork Tree” was released through Island Records.
  • 2013-The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn was renamed after Beastie Boys’ rapper Adam Yauch.
  • 2018-Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members voted to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.

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