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Today in History
Today in History: Tuesday, May  03, 2016
AP Highlight in History:
On May 3, 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections.
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On this date in:
1802Washington, D.C., was incorporated.
1898Israeli founder and prime minister Golda Meir was born Goldie Mabovitch in Kiev, Ukraine.
1919Folk singer Pete Seeger was born in New York City.
1921West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax.
1936Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
1937Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for her novel "Gone with the Wind."
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1948The Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities were legally unenforceable.
1960The musical "The Fantasticks" opened off-Broadway, beginning a record run of nearly 42 years.
1971Anti-war protesters began four days of demonstrations in Washington, D.C.
1971The National Public Radio program "All Things Considered" made its debut.
1988The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule President Ronald Reagan's activities.
2001The United States lost its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
2005Iraq's first democratically elected government was sworn in.
2007Astronaut Wally Schirra died at age 84.
2010Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad was apprehended aboard a flight preparing to depart New York for Dubai.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") turns 41 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Frankie ValliSinger (The Four Seasons)82
Jim RischU.S. senator, R-Idaho73
Greg GumbelSports announcer70
Ron WydenU.S. senator, D-Ore.67
Christopher CrossSinger65
David VitterU.S. senator, R-La.55
Bobby CannavaleActor46
Dule' HillActor ("Psych," "The West Wing")41
Cheryl BurkeDancer ("Dancing with the Stars")32

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