Historical Events for 3rd May 2024

1822 – Society for the Propagation of the Faith founded in Lyon, France
1921 – Northern Ireland is created under the UK Government of Ireland Act partitioning off six north eastern counties with a Protestant majority
1943 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair for his novel “Dragon’s Teeth” about the Nazi rise to power
1946 – International military tribunal in Tokyo begins
1959 – Tiger’s Charlie Maxwell hits 4 consecutive HRs in a doubleheader
1965 – KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
1967 – African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University
1973 – Chicago’s Sears Tower, world’s tallest building (443 m), tops out
1980 – 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02
1997 – 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3

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