May is the fifth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, May was the third month of the year. It became the fifth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. May 03 has its own special significance in India and world history.
There are 31 days in May and it does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.
May’s birth flower is the Lily of the Valley and the Crataegus monogyna.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on May 03. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 03 May:
- 1616: France’s civil war ends after the Laundu Agreement.
- 1660: Sweden, Poland and Austria sign the Oliva peace deal.
- 1669: Zakir Hussain, the third President of India, died. He was the first President of the country who died in office.
- 1722: Perrier de Marivaux “La Double Incostans” premiered in Paris.
- 1765: America’s first medical college was opened in the city of Philadelphia.
- 1765: First North American Medical College opened in Philadelphia.
- 1791: The Constitution was announced on 03 May 1791 in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of Sejam, the first modern constitution constitution in Europe.
- 1808: Finnish War: The fortress of Swaberg lost from Sweden to Russia.
- 1815: Austria defeated Naples King Joachim at the Battle of Tolentino.
- 1837: University of Athens is established in Greece.
- 1845: 1600 people died in a fire in a theater in Canton, China.
- 1887: Sonora and Mexico were completely shaken by an earthquake.
- 1913: The first Indian feature film Raja Harishchandra was released. Raja Harishchandra was a silent film. It was produced by director Dadasaheb Phalke.
- 1913: “Raja Harishchandra” was India’s first Hindi feature film, which marked the beginning of the Indian film industry.
- 1929: The Battle of Blood Ale was fought by a razor group in Sydney, Australia.
- 1939: Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Bose established the Forward Block.
- 1961: American scientist Alan Shepard becomes the first American traveler to go into space.
- 1973: The world’s tallest building, the Sears Tower of Chicago with a height of 1,451 feet, was demolished.
- 1993: World Press Freedom Day was declared by the United Nations to spread awareness about the importance of press freedom.
- 1998: The European Union introduced the common currency Euro which was adopted by fifteen member countries. The euro is the second most secure and prevalent currency in the world after the US dollar.
- 2003: Australian cricket team captain Steve Waugh became the second batsman to score the most runs in Test cricket.
- 2008: Jamshedpur-based Indian steel major Tata Steel Limited ie Tisco gets its first license to mine coal in the UK.
- 2013: Nearly 160 million years old dinosaur fossil found in Shandong province of China. These fossils are more than 130 years old. These fossils are the remains of bone and eggs found in an excavation near Jingenko village.