May 3rd is officially Garden Meditation Day and Two Different Colored Shoes Day.
We’ve made it to the 123rd day of the year! There are 241 days left until we reach the new year.
This day in history revolutionized the way we take public transport and we also saw developments in other areas like technology and film and TV. For all that and more jump right into this day, May 3rd in history.
Did you know that on this day in 1978, the first ever “spam” email was sent out? The message, advertising a new computer, was sent to 393 email addresses and was received poorly.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about May 3rd in history!
What memorable events happened on May 3 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The Kilauea volcano on Big Island in Hawaii began to erupt.
New fissures had formed, and lava started erupting after a 5.0 earthquake. Residences were evacuated, assisted by the National Guard.
Three-year-old English girl Madeleine McCann went missing while on vacation with her parents, family, and friends in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Her disappearance received worldwide media coverage, with searches still ongoing today. Her parents, Gerry, and Kate McCann, continue to appeal for information on her whereabouts.
NASA’s Columbia Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center, concluding mission STS-90.
STS-90 was the last Columbia mission that landed during the day and the last mission to carry the European Space Agency’s Spacelab module into orbit. The sixteen-day mission’s primary objective was to use the Neurolab Spacelab module to study the effects of microgravity on the nervous system. Tests were performed on several animals, including fish, crickets, mice, and even the astronauts themselves.
The sixth major fire in San Francisco occurred.
This fire broke out in a paint and upholstery store. It was spread by high winds and was visible for miles out to sea. It blazed for 10 hours and extended to about 18 blocks. The total damage was estimated at $10-12 million dollars, destroying 1500-2000 buildings.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as James Brown? See what other famous people were born on this day.
Dec 25, 2006 (Age 73)
South Carolina, USA
Oct 14, 1977 (Age 74)
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If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
This bizarre-sounding holiday was created thanks to Dr. Arleen Kaiser, a lover of diversity, who decided one day to start wearing different colored shoes. This shouldn’t really need explaining, but for you in the back – wear two different colored shoes today and see how people react!
National Garden Meditation Day
Having your own garden provides a little green space to retreat to that you can call your own. With today being Garden Meditation Day, why not sit quietly in your garden today and listen to the birds?
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Fun Fact Of The Day
In front of the Chinese Theater tradition, the hand and footprints started accidentally when silent film actress Norma Talmadge stepped on wet cement.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Taurus.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet that controls love, beauty, and money. Taurus is one of three earth signs, the others being Virgo and Capricorn.
If you were born in May, your birthstone is the emerald. The word “emerald” comes from the ancient Greek “smaragdos,” meaning “green gem.” The emerald gem was believed to have magical properties that keep illnesses at bay.
People born on May 3 were likely conceived the previous year on August 10.
A baby that is conceived on May 3rd, 2023, will be born around January 24th, 2024.