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 This day in History - May 3
388 Historic Events for May 3
1942

Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed

Death
1943

Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair (Dragon's Teeth)

Event
1943

Leslie Heward, composer, dies at 45

Death
1943

John Costello, historian

Birth
1943

US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia

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1943

Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed

Event
1944

"Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway

Event
1944

Meat rationing ends in US

Event
1944

Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist

Birth
1944

Peter Staples, rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing)

Birth
1945

Allies arrests German nuclear physics Werner Heisenberg

Event
1945

Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81)

Birth
1945

1st Polish armour brigade occupies Wilhelmshafen

Event
1945

Louis L H de Visser, Dutch MP (CPN), dies at 66

Death
1945

German ship "Cap Arcona" sinks in East Sea, 5,800 killed

Event
1945

British troop join in Rangoon

Event
1946

International military tribunal in Tokyo begins

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1946

Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN)

Birth
1947

73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8

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1947

Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)

Birth
1947

Japan forms a constitutional democracy

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1948

Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener and Tennessee Williams

Event
1949

Albert Sacco Jr, Boston Mass, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)

Birth
1949

1st firing of a US Viking rocket; reached 80 km

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1949

Ron Wyden, (Rep-D-OR, 1981- )

Birth