Events in History for Tuesday May 3rd 2016

  • 1791 The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1851 Most of San Francisco destroyed by fire; 30 die
  • 1926 British General Strike: Trade Union Congress calls for a general strike 1 minute to midnight to support striking coal miners
  • 1937 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With the Wind”
  • 1945 WWII: German ship “Cap Arcona” laden with prisoners sunk by Royal Air Force in East Sea, 5,800 killed – one of largest maritime losses of life
  • 1947 New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.

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