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It happened on a… May 3

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It happened on a… May 3
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL’s first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension.


“Spider-Man”, starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, premieres.


Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue.


The first unsolicited bulk commercial e-mail (which would later become known as “spam”) is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States.


The 108-story Sears Tower in Chicago is topped out at 1,451 feet as the world’s tallest building.


Beatification of Mother Marguerite d’Youville, founder of the Sisters of Charity; first Canadian to be beatified; canonized by Pope John Paul Dec. 9, 1990.


NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio (far left) makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits.


Creation of radio station CKAC, the first in Quebec; starts broadcasting officially in October.

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