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History Highlights


Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2022. There are 242 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On May 3, 1979, Conservati­ve Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labour government in parliament­ary elections.

On this date:

In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporat­ed as a city.

In 1937, Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “Gone with the Wind.”

In 1947, Japan’s postwar constituti­on took effect.

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