This Day in History – May 3

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“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” It is vital for everyone to know about history because it has played a crucial role in shaping our existing society. Every single event has contributed to the present state of events. Events such as wars, battles, births, deaths, conquests and inventions have culminated into our collective history. Therefore, in this blog, we bring to you all the important events in our history that occurred on May 3. 

What Events Happened in India on May 3 

Courtesy: News18

1913 – Theatrical Release of Raja Harishchandra
The first-ever feature film, Raja Harishchandra was released in theatres on May 3. This event led to the beginning of modern cinema.

1939 – All India Forward Block
The All India Forward Block was formed on this day by Subhash Chandra Bose.

1999 – Kargil War
On this day, the Pakistani soldiers infiltrated the Indian side, thereby resulting in the Kargil War.

2002 – Crashing of MiG-21
On this day, Indian Airforce MiG-21 crashed into Jalander which led to 8 deaths and 7 injuries.

Historical Events That Happened Around the World on May 3

1481 – Largest earthquake in the Island of Rhodes
The largest earthquake struck Rhodes Island causing an estimated 30,000 casualties.

1616 – Treaty of Louden
On this day, the treaty of Louden was signed which marked the end of the French Civil War.

1802 – Washington became a city
After suspending the Board of Commissioners, Washington DC was declared as a city on May 3, 1802.

1837 – University of Athens
On this day, the University of Athens was founded in Greece.

1849 – The May uprising
May 3rd marks the beginning of May uprising in Dresden, which was the last of the German revolution.

1921 – Partition of Ireland
Under the British Law by the  Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned into  Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

1960 – Anne Frank Museum
On May 3, 1960, the Anne Frank Museum was opened in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1979 – Margaret Thatcher’s victory
On this day, Margaret Thatcher won the UK General election, becoming the first female British Prime Minister.

2001 – The USA not a part of UNHRC
For the first time in its history, the USA lost its seat to the UNHRC since its formation in 1947.

List of Important Birthdays

1469 – Nicolo Machiavelli
Italian politician and author, Machiavelli was born on this day in Florence, Italy.

1898 – Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meier is known as the Iron Lady of Israel was born on this day.

1959 – Akio Toyoda
Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota Motor Corporation was born on May 3, 1959 in Nagoya, Japan.

1978 – Paul Banks
English American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on May 3, 1978.

This was all about the important events of May 3. Keep watching this space at Leverage Edu for more such interesting reads and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates!

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