Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 3

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This is a list of selected May 3 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled May 3, 2019 featured article or the May 3, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Mother's Day in Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Romania and Spain (2015) refimprove section
Constitution Day in Poland (1791) and Japan (1947) refimprove
World Press Freedom Day unreferenced section
1808Finnish War: Sweden lost the fortress of Suomenlinna to Russia. needs more footnotes
1815 – Austrian troops led by Frederick Bianchi, Duke of Casalanza defeated the forces under King Joachim Murat of Naples at the Battle of Tolentino, the decisive battle of the Neapolitan War. no footnotes
1837 – The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the oldest university in Southeast Europe, was founded. refimprove section
1921 – The island of Ireland was divided into two distinct territories: Northern and Southern Ireland. refimprove section
1939Subhas Chandra Bose formed the All India Forward Bloc of the Indian National Congress in opposition to Gandhi's tactics of nonviolence. original research
1945Second World War: German ocean liner Cap Arcona, left to float defencelessly in the Bay of Lübeck with thousands of prisoners from various concentration camps on board, was attacked and sunk by RAF Typhoons. unreferenced section
1947 – A new Constitution of Japan went into effect, providing for a parliamentary system of government, guaranteeing certain fundamental rights, and relegating the Japanese monarchy to a purely ceremonial role. refimprove
2000 – The sport of geocaching was born when the coordinates of a cache outside Portland, Oregon, US, were posted to a Usenet group. globalize

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May 3: Lag BaOmer (Judaism, 2018); National Day of Prayer in the United States (2018)

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Elizabeth Bacon (d. 1621) · Richard D'Oyly Carte (b. 1844) · Sugar Ray Robinson (b. 1921)

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