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On This Day — May 3rd

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May 3rd is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 242 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1491 – Nkuwu Nzinga of the Kingdom of Kongo was baptised as João I by Portuguese missionaries.

1848 – The Benty Grange helmet, a boar-crested Anglo-Saxon helmet similar to those in Beowulf, was discovered in Derbyshire, England.

1913 – Raja Harishchandra, the first Indian feature-length film, was released.

1920 – Relying on the 11th Red Army operating in neighboring Azerbaijan, Bolsheviks attempted to stage a coup d’etat in Georgia.

1999 – A Doppler on Wheels team measured the fastest winds recorded on Earth (301 ±20 mph, or 484 ±32 km/h) in a tornado near Bridge Creek, Oklahoma, U.S.

Celebrity Birthdays

Amy Ryan turns 49

Bobby Cannavale turns 48

Dule Hill turns 43

Christina Hendricks turns 43

Rebecca Hall turns 36

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