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May 3


1494   Christopher Columbus first spots Jamaica.

1856   The judo World Championships are first held.

1937   Gone with the Wind, a novel by Margaret Mitchell, wins the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Famous Birthdays:

1898   Golda Meir (Prime Minister of Israel)

1933   James Brown (Singer)

1934   Frankie Valli (Singer)

1947   Doug Henning (Magician)

1951   Christopher Cross (Singer)

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