1959 - The first Grammy Awards are announced.
1923 - The first nonstop transcontinental flight (New York-San Diego) completed
1921 - West Virginia imposes first state sales tax
1837 - The University of Athens is founded. It is oldest university in eastern Mediterranean.
1765 - The first US medical college opens in Philadelphia.
This Day In Business
1973 - The Sears Tower is completed in Chicago, at 1,451 feet, it becomes the world's largest building.
1991 - The show "Dallas" on CBS has its final episode after running for 13 seasons.
1802 - The current Capital of the U.S., Washington DC, is incorporated.
1936 - Joe DiMaggio makes his major league debut against St. Louis w/ 3 hits and 3 runs scored.
May 3rd Holiday
World Press Freedom Day - Promotes the importance of freedom of press and encourages governments to support freedom of press.
Today's Birthday Trivia
He was born with the first name Covelli, but given the nickname Coco by his brother and sister who believed he looked like a character on the Cocoa Krispies cereal box. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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