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Calendar for May 3rd, 2013

1650s

  • 1654: First toll bridge (toll for animals began), Rowley, Massachusetts

  • 1800s

  • 1802: Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city

  • 1850s

  • Died 1856: Adolphe Charles Adam (composer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Bing Crosby (singer)

  • Born 1906: Mary Astor (actress)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1921: Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: James Brown (singer)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1947: Doug Henning (magician)

  • 1970s

  • 1971: First broadcast of National Public Radio's All Things Considered

  • Born 1974: Dulé Hill (actor)

  • 2000s

  • 2003: The Old Man of the Mountain located in Franconia Notch, NH, fell from his perch

  • 2007: Three veterans’ names were added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • 2008: Dale Davis, a legally blind 78-year old man from Alta, Iowa, bowled a perfect game during league play


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