Today is Monday, May 3rd. It’s National Chocolate Custard Day, Paranormal Day, Two Different Colored Shoes Day and Lumpy Rug Day

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Today is the day that…

— in 1494, Christopher Columbus first sighted Jamaica

— in 1921, West Virginia imposes the first state sales tax

— in 1923, the first nonstop north American transcontinental flight is completed, from New York City to San Diego, CA

— in 1933, singer James Brown was born

— in 1952, The Kentucky Derby was televised nationally for the first time, on CBS.

— in 1978, Spam email is born as Gary Thuerk, a marketing executive for the Digital Equipment Corp. of Maynard, Mass., transmits an unsolicited sales pitch for a new line of computers to 400 prospective customers

— in 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the first woman elected prime minister of England

— in 1980, Against the Wind, by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, tops the US album chart

— in 1982, President Reagan begins a series of five-minute weekly radio broadcasts

— in 1986, Dolly Parton’s “Dollywood” amusement park opened near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

— also in 1986, “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer hits #1

— in 1987, the Miami Herald publishes a story saying that Presidential hopeful and US Senator Gary Hart spent the weekend with a woman who was not his wife. The allegations of an affair would force him to drop out of the race.

— in 1988, The White House acknowledged that Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband’s activities.

— in 1991, the final episode of Dallas aired on CBS. A revival aired for two years on TNT from 2012 to 2014.

— in 1999, 42 people are killed and over 600 injured after an F5 tornado hits Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The tornado caused $1 billion in damage.

— in 2000, The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet

— in 2002, the movie “Spider-Man,” starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man premieres

— in 2006, Tiger Woods’ father, Earl, died

— in 2007, British girl Madeleine McCann disappears from her bed during a family vacation in Portugal, launching a worldwide search

— in 2018, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

— and in 2020, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is responsible for the spread and severity of COVID-19 and should be held accountable

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